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Old 12-27-2007, 04:40 AM   #1
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hi folks,
i'm a beginner knitter and i'm thinking of trying my first cabling project. i've got this really pretty yarn that's pink/red/brown/cream and looks good enough to eat (no wonder it's called "cherry chip"). anyway, i'm wondering if it would be better for me to use a solid colored yarn instead of this multi-colored stuff? i figured you'd be able to see the cable pattern better with a solid color. thoughts?
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Old 12-27-2007, 07:43 AM   #2
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Hi. Personally I like solid colors for cabling because the cables stick out more but you could try a swatch and see how it looks. Cindy
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Old 12-27-2007, 08:53 AM   #3
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In general that's true, but you can only know for sure by trying it.

I made an Irish Hiking Scarf out of Caron Simply Soft Shadows, which has multiple colors in it and the cables look just fine.
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Old 12-27-2007, 08:57 AM   #4
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Ditto what Mason said. You really do have to try it. I most always perfer cables to be solid color or at least mostly solid.

That said, I just finished Silver's reversible cable hat & scarf and used the same yarn she did - Patons SWS. The color changed approx at the same rows that the cable is worked - looks rite nice!
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Old 12-27-2007, 10:03 AM   #5
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go solid multi looks to busy
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Old 12-27-2007, 12:52 PM   #6
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I opt for solids. You want the cable to make the statement.

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Old 12-27-2007, 03:05 PM   #7
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thanks for your input guys! i think i will go for a nice bright, eye-catching solid.

ps this site is AMAZING!!
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Old 12-27-2007, 04:15 PM   #8
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caturday17, I did a search on this site for info about varigated cables and found a pretty long discussion about the subject that you might like to read. There are also some pictures of cables done with multicolors there. Check it out.
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Old 12-27-2007, 11:32 PM   #9
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Hmmm, at first I would have agreed 100% that cables should be done in a solid color at best a subtly heathered yarn, but some of those projects look yummy. I think that part of the appeal is in the long color change yarn, you get the cable pattern pop of a solid color in different color sections, neat.

I just finished a scarf in Caron Simply Soft Teal Heather and loved the depth of color and ease for cabling, it was a practice piece and $6.00 worth of yarn for a super long scarf seemed like a bargain.
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I like those muted heather colors, very pretty.
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