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Friday, May 4, 2007


When crossing the cables both w/3 stitches back and w/3 stitches front I'm getting the pinched cable look. Any suggestions? I've tried using a slightly larger cable needle, however that doesn't seem to be the answer.


soCherry said...

it should resolve itself during blocking. i'm not sure what else to suggest - i think for larger cable needles to work you would have to use them throughout the cable stitches, not just the crossing rows, and that is much to finiky.

hmm... good luck - sorry - not much help here

Brown Berry said...

You could try cabling without the cable needle since this is not that many stitches to work with.

There are tutorials on how to do this at the following links:



It has been working well for me (I've actually not used a cable needle before since this is the way I first learned). I hope this helps!

Kris said...

The size of the cable needle shouldn't effect the outcome of the stitches, since it's only holding onto the stitches.

I know with my tension, I was getting a very pinched looking cable but as I continued working on the project the cables loosened and started to show there shape. I prefer to tighten my tension when I go back and forth between a knit and purl stitch to make it more defined and not loose.

If you get a chance take some pictures, I'd love to see your progress.