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Old 08-23-2008, 02:42 PM   #1
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Cables that seem to float off the background
I swear that I read somewhere that by using twisted knit stitches on the edges of cable stitches that it is possible to define a cable so well that it appears to float off the background, almost as an afterthought cable.

Can anyone help me find a reference to this? I could have sworn I read the tip here at knittinghelp.

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Old 08-23-2008, 09:22 PM   #2
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I've seen this somewhere too -- in a small book possibly by Dawn Brocco or maybe Janet Szabo. Wish I could be more helpful.
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Old 08-23-2008, 09:58 PM   #3
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I think you might be talking about Dawn Brocco's Curvaceous Cables book. You can get it from her website, www.dawnbrocco.com .
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Old 08-24-2008, 02:44 PM   #4
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All my cables look like there floating above the piece. They are very pronounced. basically 3d cables.
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Old 08-24-2008, 04:45 PM   #5
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Wow! How is it that I've never even seen that book but I've heard of the technique? 8-O

Ah, well. I have rectified the situation by ordering the book.

Heather, do you have a particular technique that you use to make your cables 'pop out'?
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if your purling before your knitted cables they usually jump out dont they? I dont think I seen a cable not stand out before.
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Originally Posted by InterNette View Post
if your purling before your knitted cables they usually jump out dont they? I dont think I seen a cable not stand out before.
In most cases they do. But sometimes I make cables in a yarn that is very busy and they will tend to 'drown' in the colorways. With the technique I read about, even cables on a busy background will pop out very clearly....
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