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Old 11-16-2007, 07:32 AM   #1
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Cable pattern help, please!
I'm going to make a cable scarf, the cable pattern is from Knitting for Dummies. It's a 6 stitch left twisting cable. It's written as CO 14 and blah blah blah.

I want to use the pattern to make a wider scarf. What multiple should I use for my CO number? A multiple of 14?

(It reads:
CO 14
R1: p4, k6, p4
R2: k4, p6, k4
R3: (as row 1)
R4: (as row 2)
R5: P4, sl 3 to cn, hold in front, k3 from LH needle, k3 from cn, p4.
R6: (as row 2)

Being a newbie, not sure of the math. CAN I just double the cast on number? Then work row 1 as p8, k12, p8? And row 5 as P8, sl 6, k6, k6 from cn, p8? Or......?

I plan to do a few rows of garter stitch.

ONE more question:
The pattern reads that you are knitting the purls and purling the knits from row to row, right? Is that making reverse stockinette?

Sorry for the stupid questions. I just want a basic, ONE cable down the middle scarf. No frills.
Thanks in advance!

TGIF!

Laura

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Old 11-16-2007, 08:00 AM   #2
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Depending on the size yarn, this might work:

cast on 44. For the first 5-6 rows work seed or garter stitch.

Keep the first 5 and last 5 stitches in your seed or garter stitch. On the stitches in between work:

4p, k6, 4p, k6, 4p, k6, 4p. This will give you 3 cables separated by 4 stitches.

keep working the first 5 and last 5 in the seed/garter border. The stitches in the middle work the cable rows.

If this whole thing is too wide, leave out the last k6, 4p - then you would have 2 cable patterns separted by 4 stitches.

If it's not wide enough, add another 10 stitches in the k6, p4 pattern.

When you've got the whole thing as long as you want it, finish the last 5-6 rows in the seed or garter stitch you used for the border.
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Wait, so when/where/how do I do the cable row?
(Sorry, still on cup of coffee number 1)

So R1: 4p, 6k, 4p, k6, 4p, k6, 4p?
Would R2 be 4k, 6p, 4k, p6....
R3 as R1
R4 as R2
R5 =?
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After you finish the border rows (5-6, however many you want) then start the cable pattern row 1: border 5 stitches, 4p, k6, 4p, k6, 4p, k6, 4p, borer 5 stitches. That's row 1 of your pattern. the next row is row 2, etc, etc. You do the cable crossing on row 5. the last row of the pattern is row 6. Then you start counting over, row 1, 2, etc.
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I'm still confused. Apologies.....question....
I rephrased my question in the first post. Hope this helps!

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Originally Posted by boo1 View Post
(Sorry, still on cup of coffee number 1)

So R1: 4p, 6k, 4p, k6, 4p, k6, 4p?
Would R2 be 4k, 6p, 4k, p6....
R3 as R1
R4 as R2
R5 =?
row 5 would be: P4, (sl 3 to cn, hold in front, k3 from LH needle, k3 from cn) p4, (sl 3 to cn, hold in front, k3 from LH needle, k3 from cn) p4, (sl 3 to cn, hold in front, k3 from LH needle, k3 from cn) p4.

The parts above in the parenthesis (sl 3 to cn, hold in front, k3 from LH needle, k3 from cn) are the 6p from the prior row. This is where you cross the sections making the cable.

Don't forget to keep 5 stitches in front and at end of each row in whichever border stitch you use. This will keep the scarf from curling.

Is this more clear?
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http://www.cometosilver.com/patterns/palindrome.htm
Here is a realy nice cable scarf pattern.

Another popular & easy one is the Irish Hiking scaf (I can't seem to get the site to load) - just google Irish Hiking Scarf and you'll find it.

Maybe if you have a pre-written pattern in front of you it will be easier to understand.
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She just wants one large cable so, yeah increase the number of sts in the k6 part, those are the sts that form the cable. You don't have to increase the p4 number, those are to the side of the cable, but you could add at least 4 sts to each side of them for a border, either in garter or seed st. So your row could look like this:

1 - border sts, p4, kX (however wide you want your cable) p4, border sts.
2 - border sts, k4, pX, k4, border sts.
Repeat for rows 3 and 4, then on row 5 cross the cable sts.

Experiment with the cable sts as 8, 10, 12; too many of them may not work out well depending on your yarn and needle size.
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Thanks to both of you!
After today, I'm off work for a week! Yay! So maybe I'll get a scarf done, might even have a cable!

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Aso, if you're making the cable part wider, you might need more then 6 rows between the cable row.
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