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Old 04-28-2009, 09:37 PM   #1
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Convert Traditional Pattern to Cable Pattern
I am making a set of Christmas Stockings for a family member. It is for their dogs.

I found a paw print pattern - this one: http://thechroniclesofyarnia.blogspo...t-pattern.html - and I want to incorporate it into the stocking. I am making the stocking in the round.

Would I simply make each even line a purl instead of a knit? Is it that easy to convert a pattern to cable needles?

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In order to do that pattern in the round, you'd work every other row all knits, and the rows in between would be purled where the paw is.

If I were to do this, I'd make a chart on a piece of graph paper.
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Thank you! I will take your advice and chart it on graph paper, too.
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Just to let you know, a 'cable' pattern is a pattern of stitches crossed over each other. And a cable needle is a short one to hold some of the stitches when you cross them. When you knit in the round, you use a circular needle, which has a cord or cable in it. I prefer to use cord because cable can get confused with the other.
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