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Old 04-02-2008, 01:49 AM   #1
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FO: Stranded colorwork plus cables pillow cover
Here is my first attempt at doing stranded colorwork combined
with cables. It is for a Harry Potter swap I'm in, hence the
color combination It was definitely a challenge but
I've got alot of ideas and plan to do some more colored cables!

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Old 04-02-2008, 02:12 AM   #2
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Libbie that's goregous!! I love the black and gold. I can't wait until I get up to that level of knitting!

VERY nice
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Great color work, was it difficult?
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Wow!! VERY cool!
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Wow, impressive!
The idea of colored cables scare me and intrigues me at the same time.
How many bobbins did you use?
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it looks great!!
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Originally Posted by Debkcs View Post
Great color work, was it difficult?
Yes and no.... It was a bit fiddly keeping the floats loose and
the cable crossings correct but I wouldn't say it was really hard,
just time consuming. I'd definitely recommend having a few cabled
pieces and stranded colorwork pieces under your belt before
combining them just so you feel comfortable with all the techniques
involved.

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Wow, impressive!
The idea of colored cables scare me and intrigues me at the same time.
How many bobbins did you use?
The center panel and border were knit seperately so I only needed
the 2 balls of yarn. The center panel could have been done using
intarsia but to help it match the thickness of the cabled edging
I went ahead and stranded it as well. Stranding the colors on the
cables didn't add as much bulk as I though but I guess because
cables distort the fabric and make it thicker anyway, you don't
really notice the additional color strands.

I'm planning to do a lap blanket in colors more to my taste using
this technique but I have a feeling it will take quite some time
to get done!

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Holy moly, that's amazing! Great job!
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Wow, that's gorgeous! Great job!
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You did such a great job! I aspire to reach your skill level!
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