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Old 10-27-2007, 01:25 PM   #1
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Mis-crossed cable??? REMEDY!
Hi!
If you mis-cross a cable...and discover it many, many, many repeats later...you will be tempted to leave it AS IS...unless you are like me...in which case...YOU JUST GOTTA FIX it somehow. There are methods of fixing mis-crossed cables that involve cutting the yarn in the mis-cross area...not under discussion here.
I mis-crossed a cable in the CUFF of a sleeve...and didn't discover it til the whole dang sweater was seamed!
Here is what I did to fix it...by 'HIDING IT". I took the same yarn...and applied 'lazy-daisy' duplicate stitches over top of the right-leaning cable...it should gone left-leaning! Here is a photo (my pencil is pointing to the duplicate stitches) of the "fix"! Can you tell it was ever mis-crossed??



And, here is a photo of the pullover and me. Easy to see why I wouldn't want to frog back and fix the cuff that way! Even if I had discovered it before seaming! Well anyhoo...I hope 'this remedy' can help you sometime. It may not work in all cases of mis-crosses...but it did for me with this simple, less complex mis-cross.
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Old 10-27-2007, 01:30 PM   #2
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That is one beautiful sweater!! And I am amazed at your solution. Wonderful job.
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Old 10-27-2007, 01:32 PM   #3
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Wow, that's amazing! I can't tell there was ever a mistake! Thanks for posting -- I'm sure it will come in handy at some point. Btw, that sweater is absolutely stunning, and you look lovely in it.
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That is such a beautiful sweater!
I mis-crossed a cable once on my first irish hiking scarf. I decided to see if I could fix it by cutting, and it worked fine, but I think next time I will try your way! Much less stressful (without the cutting!)
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Originally Posted by Mariblue View Post
That is such a beautiful sweater!
I mis-crossed a cable once on my first irish hiking scarf. I decided to see if I could fix it by cutting, and it worked fine, but I think next time I will try your way! Much less stressful (without the cutting!)
Amen to that! Cutting steeks is enough stress! It goes against the grain, doesn't it???
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Old 10-27-2007, 02:17 PM   #6
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I can't tell at all! Excellent job! It's a gorgeous sweater!
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Old 10-27-2007, 02:23 PM   #7
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Wow that is a wonderful sweater. The tip will probably turn out to be quite useful if I ever try something like that. I love the colour too.
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Brilliant!!!
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Nice, but what the heck are lazy-daisy duplicate stitches?
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My Father would probably say something along the lines of "just dont make the mistake in the first place, then you wont have to correct it later" but for those of us who are human and DO make little mistakes we have to think of creative solutions for them.
That was a good idea and I can not tell that there ever was a mis-crossed cable to begin with.
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