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Old 12-20-2007, 06:25 PM   #1
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waves cable
I'm trying to knit this cable pattern, and it's so tight on the needles
that I'm about to give up.

http://www.knitpicks.com/Waves+Scarf_PD50584220.html

It looks pretty, but, slipping twelve sts to the cable needle is a bit
much to do, plus, it leaves a huge hole.

Does anyone have a nice cable pattern, one that uses less sts on the cable needle?
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Old 12-21-2007, 12:35 AM   #2
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That's a fine looking scarf for sure! I'm trying to produce Silvers revesible scarf (a thread in it's self lol)

Her scarf has shorter cables 4 st. You might check it out.
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Old 12-21-2007, 04:29 AM   #3
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I tried the waves pattern too, but with the wrong yarn

I think I will try it again but it has to be a bulky yarn and knit fairly loosely I think to work out right. I thought I had paid attention to the gauge but obviously didn't ....my fault.

I do love the look of the sample given so as soon as I have a couple of pieces finished, I will shop for the right yarn
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Old 12-21-2007, 08:00 AM   #4
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I'm doing silver's reversible scarf right now for a Christmas gift - but I want to do one like that wave one for me soon.

I recently finished the cabled dog sweater on Knitty - it uses a similar all over cable though it isn't reversible and is only 2 stitches being moved to the cable needle so it's not so tight. I'm a little bit concrened about cableing so many stitches as called for in the wave scarf. Not sure what yarn will be best, I want something really really soft. I think bigger needles then called for might help, too.

Hoping, too, to hear from someone else who has made a similar scarf.
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Old 12-22-2007, 09:39 AM   #5
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I can't link to silver's, for some reason. where might I find it?
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Old 12-22-2007, 09:41 AM   #6
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I tried the waves pattern too, but with the wrong yarn
I don't think there IS a right yarn! putting 12 stitches on a cable needle is a bit much. I'd love to know if anyone has actually succeeded in making this sweater. And, how they did that!
It got so tight on my needles that I gave up.
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Old 12-22-2007, 09:41 AM   #7
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Here ya go - http://www.cometosilver.com/patterns/palindrome.htm
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Old 12-22-2007, 09:43 AM   #8
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II'm a little bit concrened about cableing so many stitches as called for in the wave scarf.
That was my problem, so MANY stitches for a cable!! It became too tight. And, the hole that's typical of cable patts was pretty big.

It's a pretty pattern, but, I'm wondering what the trick is? Like you said, soft yarn sounds like the answer.
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Here ya go - http://www.cometosilver.com/patterns/palindrome.htm
Oooo! Very nice! What does C8F mean? Cable 8 front?

That looks a lot easier than this stupid waves scarf.
Is it easy to make?
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Old 12-22-2007, 06:17 PM   #10
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Yes, a cable over 8 sts; put 4 on the cable needle, hold in front.
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