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Old May 11th 05, 07:35 PM
B Vaughan
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Default cable stitch without cable holder?

I thought I had saved a posting that explained how to make a narrow
cable stitch without using the cable stitch holder. However, now I
can't find it. If anyone has a link, I would appreciate it.

Thanks in advance!
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Old May 11th 05, 11:07 PM
Laura J
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"B Vaughan" wrote in message
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I thought I had saved a posting that explained how to make a narrow
cable stitch without using the cable stitch holder. However, now I
can't find it. If anyone has a link, I would appreciate it.

Thanks in advance!
--
Barbara Vaughan

My email address is my first initial followed by my last name at libero
dot it.


Barbara,

I'm not sure about the link you're talking about but I have heard that many
people simply use a dpn instead of the cable stitch holder. Good luck!

LauraJ

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Old May 11th 05, 11:47 PM
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Drop the first X stitches of the cable off the left needle, transfer
the next X stitches to the right needle, grab the first set of
stitches with the left needle. Transfer the second set of stitches
back to the left needle. Work per instructions.

Really not practical for cables over more than about 6 stitches, IMO.
Carry a spare DPN

On Wed, 11 May 2005 20:35:11 +0200, B spewed
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I thought I had saved a posting that explained how to make a narrow
cable stitch without using the cable stitch holder. However, now I
can't find it. If anyone has a link, I would appreciate it.

Thanks in advance!



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Old May 12th 05, 10:47 AM
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On Wed, 11 May 2005 22:47:26 GMT, Wooly wrote:

Drop the first X stitches of the cable off the left needle, transfer
the next X stitches to the right needle, grab the first set of
stitches with the left needle. Transfer the second set of stitches
back to the left needle. Work per instructions.


Thanks, Wooly. Maybe that was what I was thinking of, but I thought it
was something a bit less intuitive.

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Barbara Vaughan

My email address is my first initial followed by my last name at libero dot it.
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Old May 12th 05, 12:28 PM
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Well, you can work a fake two-stitch twist, a la Elizabeth or Barbara
Walker. Knit the second stitch on the left, then k2tog the first and
second stitches. OR, knit into the back of the second stitch, then
knit the first stitch. Something like that. One appears to twist one
way, one the other way. Experimentation is a wonderful thing

On Thu, 12 May 2005 11:47:00 +0200, B spewed
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On Wed, 11 May 2005 22:47:26 GMT, Wooly wrote:

Drop the first X stitches of the cable off the left needle, transfer
the next X stitches to the right needle, grab the first set of
stitches with the left needle. Transfer the second set of stitches
back to the left needle. Work per instructions.


Thanks, Wooly. Maybe that was what I was thinking of, but I thought it
was something a bit less intuitive.



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Old May 12th 05, 02:08 PM
Laura J
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"B Vaughan" wrote in message
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On Wed, 11 May 2005 22:47:26 GMT, Wooly wrote:

Drop the first X stitches of the cable off the left needle, transfer
the next X stitches to the right needle, grab the first set of
stitches with the left needle. Transfer the second set of stitches
back to the left needle. Work per instructions.


Thanks, Wooly. Maybe that was what I was thinking of, but I thought it
was something a bit less intuitive.

--
Barbara Vaughan

My email address is my first initial followed by my last name at libero
dot it.


Ha ha, I thought you were asking about what could be used to replace a cable
needle if you didn't have one. I should have read more carefully! Anyway,
I think this is the website you're asking about:
http://wendyknits.net/knit/cablelesson.htm

LauraJ

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Old May 12th 05, 02:22 PM
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Ha ha, I thought you were asking about what could be used to

replace a cable
needle if you didn't have one. I should have read more carefully!

Anyway,
I think this is the website you're asking about:
http://wendyknits.net/knit/cablelesson.htm

LauraJ

spewww, I'm SO glad I'm not the ONLY one, Laura!
Hugs,
Noreen


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Old May 12th 05, 03:31 PM
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On Thu, 12 May 2005 11:28:22 GMT, Wooly wrote:

Well, you can work a fake two-stitch twist, a la Elizabeth or Barbara
Walker. Knit the second stitch on the left, then k2tog the first and
second stitches. OR, knit into the back of the second stitch, then
knit the first stitch. Something like that. One appears to twist one
way, one the other way. Experimentation is a wonderful thing


Thanks again! I think these are the techniques I remember.

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Barbara Vaughan

My email address is my first initial followed by my last name at libero dot it.
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Old May 12th 05, 03:31 PM
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On Thu, 12 May 2005 13:08:07 GMT, "Laura J" wrote:

Thanks, Laura, I've bookmarked that!


"B Vaughan" wrote in message
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On Wed, 11 May 2005 22:47:26 GMT, Wooly wrote:

Drop the first X stitches of the cable off the left needle, transfer
the next X stitches to the right needle, grab the first set of
stitches with the left needle. Transfer the second set of stitches
back to the left needle. Work per instructions.


Thanks, Wooly. Maybe that was what I was thinking of, but I thought it
was something a bit less intuitive.

--
Barbara Vaughan

My email address is my first initial followed by my last name at libero
dot it.


Ha ha, I thought you were asking about what could be used to replace a cable
needle if you didn't have one. I should have read more carefully! Anyway,
I think this is the website you're asking about:
http://wendyknits.net/knit/cablelesson.htm

LauraJ


--
Barbara Vaughan

My email address is my first initial followed by my last name at libero dot it.
 




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