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Old 03-25-2008, 03:36 PM   #1
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Instead of a cable needle I used a_____(fill in the blank)
I am doing my 1st cabled scarf and can't find my cable needle (that came in my teach yourself to knit book- can't find 1/2 the stuff that was in there now!)

I have used:
a big paperclip (and I like this!)
another smaller knitting needle
a yarn needle

I usually put the stitches back up on the left needle instead of knitting them from my makeshift cable needle though- it's easier.

What have you used?
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Old 03-25-2008, 03:40 PM   #2
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I've used a ballpoint pen or pencil, bobby pin, option tip...
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Old 03-25-2008, 03:45 PM   #3
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Old 03-25-2008, 04:02 PM   #4
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  • A pen top (the part that hooks over the edge of a pocket)
  • One of the silver metal loop parts of a black clip for clipping papers together
  • A locking stitch marker
  • A toothpick
  • A stitch holder
  • The end of a key
  • A circular needle
  • A DPN
  • A tightly-rolled piece of paper (Post-It note-sized)
  • A twig.
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Old 03-25-2008, 05:01 PM   #7
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No needle at all--kept losing and dropping cable needles so I finally learned how to cable without a needle. It works great as long as purl stitches aren't part of the cable and the yarn is wool because those stitches just seem to sit up and wait to be picked up by the needle again.
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Old 03-25-2008, 07:44 PM   #8
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I used a DPN until I learned how to cable without a needle.
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I use a DPN that's close in size to the regular needle I'm knitting with.
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a cuticle stick or nothing.
The cable needle is so slippery
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