2.09.2005

second, a technique question

is everyone doing cables with a cable needle or is anyone doing them without, as described here and here? just curious....

5 Comments:

Blogger Erin said...

I'm not using a cable needle - I'm doing them just like it's shown in the handy links you sent. Somehow using a cable needle for this many cables seemed overwhelming!

9:02 AM  
Blogger Donny said...

Im not that brave - for me - I feel vulnerable when I have to take stitches off a needle! Eeek! I'm always sure Im going to lose them into the deep abyss of dropped stitches and then spend time having to pick them up again. I use a cable needle bent like a"J" - that way I can actually let it go and hang to the back or the front with out having to worry if they are going to slide off - alot more stable for me than one of those with the small indent in them. And its lage enough that its easy to knit off the stitches.... On the other issue you had - maybe the little hole is part of the look of the stitch? or maybe once you work the row above it the hole may close up a bit....

9:23 AM  
Blogger thuy said...

i don't do it the way it's shown on the tutorials. i slip them all off (they won't run, i promise) and pick up the back stitches (stitches that get twisted to the back of the cable) before you do the front. once you pick up the back stitches, the front stitches automatically pop forward. easy.

go without a cable needle if you can. a lot less hassle.

9:48 AM  
Blogger tellen said...

I am with Donny. I use a J shaped cable needle. That way, the stitches won't twist on me (it's a small issue I have) plus I know they won't run. But then again, I don't have a cable full sweater so it's a bit easier with the needle.

9:59 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

I'm using a very short dp for a cable needle. I have 6-st cables, so I'm not brave enough to do without an extra needle. Too much muddle for me to mess up!

12:43 PM  

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