Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-09-2008, 12:40 PM   #1
Casting On
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 14
Thanks: 6
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
my pattern ??
I want to do a cable pattern up the center of a sweater the pattern reads: cable pattern (multiple of 16 sts+6) so in figuring out how many stitches I need to cast on ,because I want to do more than this cable the next cable pattern says it is a 10+4 are the 6 stitches on the selvage ends or is this the amount of stitches between the repeat?
patfitz is offline   Reply With Quote


This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 08-09-2008, 01:45 PM   #2
of troy
Turning the Heel
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: queens
Posts: 715
Thanks: 4
Thanked 287 Times in 215 Posts
Swatch! cables change the gauge.. (plain stocking knit gauge of 4 stitches to the inch/16 to 4 inches (worsted weight) becomes
2.5 stitches to the inch/10 stitches to 4 inches with a simple 'cable' (4RC) complex cables can change the stitch gauge more!

so its not easy answer..

you can think about adding a pocket use your swatch as a pocket--but the only way to know how many to cast on, and how to space the cable is to swatch.

for an interesting (ie several styles of cables) pattern, it's not uncommon to start with a 100 stitch swatch, (and it's not uncommon to make 2 or more swatches.)

cables are pretty easy to knit (and to chart) but to design a well fitting cabled sweater swatching is MUST!
my blog I'm Oftroy on Ravelry
of troy is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to of troy For This Useful Post:
patfitz (08-09-2008)

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:48 AM.