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Old 10-16-2007, 12:07 PM   #21
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Like AnnaT, I just use a similar sized dpn. I don't like the metal ones because they're often too small of a diameter. If I'm doing cables on a #8 needle, those little metal cable needles are only about 1/3 of the size. I slip stitches to it and then the stitches tighten up too much. Dpn's are much more handy, in my opinion. Plus I've usually got tons of them floating around.
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Old 10-16-2007, 03:24 PM   #22
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I made mine out of dowels and they work great! Go for it!
Me too! And if I lose it, it's so cheap and easy to replace, I don't worry about it. Mine works great!
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Old 10-16-2007, 03:44 PM   #23
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I made mine out of bamboo skewers. You just cut one do to the size you want, sharpen the cut end and then sand it and voila you have a great cable needle and if you lose it you have a whole pack of them.


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Old 10-16-2007, 05:54 PM   #24
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I just got a notice that KP is not going to carry the Harmony cable holder! So for those of us who like the straight ones with ridges, it's back to the bamboo. (Which are great, mind you, but just not so colorful!)
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Old 10-16-2007, 05:56 PM   #25
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I got this set of three birch needles, they are skinnier in the middle and hold the stitches quite nicely. usually I use a dpn though, it is easier to find
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Old 10-18-2007, 09:09 PM   #26
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Cable Needles
Tried those tutorials and they are great! Now I will do one of those "classic" tennis sweaters w/cables all over them but never tried because thought they would take too long w/all the needle handling. As soon as I get thru my wannado list. LoL

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Old 10-19-2007, 04:37 PM   #27
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I see you live in Birmingham. I shop @ A LYS called In The Making. GREAT store. I got a wooden cable needle there and love it. You will be blown away with their selection!!!!!
Hi! I'm a little south of B'ham in Eclectic. Have never been to an LYS - can you tell me where "In the Making" is located? I would love to visit!!
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Old 10-19-2007, 07:28 PM   #28
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I should live so long......

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Old 10-19-2007, 07:34 PM   #29
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I got this set of three birch needles, they are skinnier in the middle and hold the stitches quite nicely. usually I use a dpn though, it is easier to find

Yep, those are the ones I use 'em!

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