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Old 02-07-2008, 08:06 PM   #11
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Ah, cables! You're in for a treat!
As Lucy mentioned, the size of the cable needle doesn't matter, just as long as it's smaller in diameter than your knitting needles.
DPNs are double-pointed needles. You can pick buy them in packs of 4 or 5. They do make great cable needles (as well as the other household objects mentioned.). The best part is, when you're done with your cabled poncho, you can use them to make matching socks!
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Old 02-07-2008, 08:44 PM   #12
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Look here and scroll to the bottom. I got my dowels at Walmart in the craft section and it works wonderfully.
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Old 02-08-2008, 12:47 PM   #13
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sometimes i use a stitch holder.
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Depending on how many stitches are in your cables, you may not even need a holder! Amy has a video on this site for cabling without a cable needle.
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I used to use a cable needle, but when I could not find mine, I used a DPN and now that is all I use.

JMO - but it is easier that the cable needle.
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SSSHHH!!!! Don't tell the knitting police!!! I don't use cable needles.
I'm gonna be posting a video on Youtube here pretty soon (as soon as I get my son to stay in one place long enough for him to video me as I do this) showing how to do this without cable needles and without rearranging stitches.
At least up to a c6
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Old 02-08-2008, 03:44 PM   #17
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Fibrenut, let us know when it's posted. Everytime I try it, it gets messed up.
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Old 02-08-2008, 04:17 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by texas1107` View Post
Look here and scroll to the bottom. I got my dowels at Walmart in the craft section and it works wonderfully.
And look herefor cabling without a cable needle.

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oooo, too kewl KG, but I do them without ever taking any of the stitches off the needle til your done knitting the cable (those floppin stitches scare me ) Yeah ya have to do some knitting gymnastics but hey. If it works it's all good!!
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Yes fibernut please let us know when you get that up!

I use double points too! Wish I had thought about using tooth picks... I am making a pair of socks in a lace pattern and I really wanted to make it in cable, but it's using size 1 needles and I only have one set of double points in that size....

Sigh... well now I know for next time...
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