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#2- WORKSHOP closed- Machine and Handknitted afghan workshop with Saroj
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Mar 22, 2016 17:17:59   #
Designer1234 (a regular here)
 
Welcome to the Second workshop of the 2016 reopened workshops.

I am once again honored to have Saroj teach a class for us.
It was decided that we would introduce workshops from both the Machine Knitting section as well as the Other Crafts section (which will be held this summer).

I am delighted to be able to introduce you to the 2nd workshop.

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As this is a specific class, taught by a specific teacher - we ask that if you want to give different information please pm the teacher and she will be happy to consider it.

These classes are not KALS, which are knit alongs with everyone joining in. We very deliberately avoid interfering with the KALs where a group knit together and help each other.

These are classes and the teacher is teaching a specific class with specific instructions. There is absolutely no problem with giving other ideas but they MUST be checked with the teacher by pm so that one method, the teacher's, is followed.

There are a huge number of new members and we had to incorporate this as at first the classes were heading in more than one direction, with different ideas and suggestions and causing confusion and sometimes causing stress to the other students.

So - please follow the class, and if you have a suggestion for a different way, contact each teacher by pm . It is her class and this is just a matter of the courtesy we give to all our teachers
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A bit about the workshop.

There is no cost. We find KP members who are willing to teach others a class on a specific project, or to learn a specific technique.

When you come in, just join the workshop and read from page one. I will be highlighting and deleted posts after a day or two. We want you to join in the class and please let Saroj and I know how you are doing. She will answer all the question as soon as she is able.

Once again, Welcome!




 
Mar 22, 2016 17:46:54   #
Saroj
 
Welcome to cabled afghan workshop.

I wrote this pattern as simple as possible. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask for clarification.

Hand knitted cabled afghan

Materials needed

Yarn I used red heart super saver

Color 1 - 2 skeins

Color 2 - 3 skeins

Size 9 needles

Cable needle

Darning needle to sew odds and ends

Crochet hook size g or f
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IMPORTANT

Always knit the first st for the decorative join on the knit side and purl on the purl side.

Keep a good record of rows as we do unravel the first st to join the panels

If you are off, you are in big trouble because there is no room for error. You can always sew panels together if you are not accurate in rows.[/color]

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Finish approx. 300 + rows ending with any pattern 1 or 2. Just complete the cable.
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CAST ON 34 STITCHES

Row 1 Knit 3, purl 2, knit 9, purl 2, knit 2, purl 2, knit 9, purl 2, knit 3

Row 2-6 knit the knit and purl the purl sts for 7 rows.

Row 7 right side.

PATTERN 1

K 3, p 2, hold 3 sts on cable needle (cn) in the front and knit the next 3 sts, knit the 3 sts from the cn, k next 3 sts, p2, k2, p2, hold the next 3 sts on cn in front, k next 3 sts, knit the 3 sts from the cn, k 3, p2, k3

knit the knit and purl the purl next 15 rows

PATTERN] 2

K3, p2, k3, hold next 3 sts in back of the work on cn, k next 3 sts, knit the 3 sts from cn, p2, k2, p2, k3, hold next 3 sts in back of the work on cn, k next 3 sts, knit the 3 sts from cn, p2, k3


Knit the knit and purl the purl sts for next 15 rows

Repeat pattern 1

Knit the knit and purl the purl sts for next 15 rows

Repeat pattern 2


[color=blue]Finish approx. 300 + rows ending with any patten 1 or 2. Just complete the cable. You should have 21 cables.

Knit the knit and purl the purl row for 7 rows

Binding off the panel knit 1 bind off next 32 sts leave the last st on the needle. (first and last stitches are left open for connecting the panels.

First panel first stitch bind off. Last panell bind off for the last stitch

Cut the yarn with a long tail.[color]

KNIT 4 MORE PANELS EXACTLY THE SAME.

After we join the panels, we single crochet with the secondary color and backward single crochet with main color for a nice finish.
Mar 22, 2016 17:48:26   #
Saroj
 
Machine knitted cabled afghan

Materials needed

Yarn I used red heart super saver

Color 1 - 2 skeins

Color 2 - 3 skeins

Bulky knitting machine

2 - 3 prong tool for cable

Darning needle to sew odds and ends

Crochet hook size g or f


Crochet cast on 34 sts

Carriage Tension 8

Mast tension 5 or 6.

Knit 6 rows ending with carriage on the right
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Cable row.

I always work from right to left on the first cable and left to right on the second cable
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Working on the first 16 needles

Pull right needles 1- 3 position D

drop 2 sts (needles 4, 5) Pos A

pull next 9 needles (6-14) Pos D

drop next 2 sts (needles 15, 16) Pos A

The stitches that you drop will give you the ease to cross cable

Working on 9 sts needles 6-14 for cable twist

hang the 2 - 3 prong tools on the 1st 3 sts and the middle 3 sts

Cable twist

Pull the middle sts off the needles on the 3 prong tool and hold in the back, pull the 1st 3 sts on the second 3 prong tool and transfer to the middle sts

Transfer the middle sts to the first 3 needles


Pull next 17 and 18 needles out to Pos D

Drop sts from needles 19 - 20 Pos A

Pull next 9 sts (needles 21-29) Pos D

drop next 2 sts (needles 30-31) Pos A

Repeat Cable twist on needles 21-29

Pull last 3 needles to Pos D

Reform the dropped sts

I always work on needles 19-20, 15-16, 30-31, and finally on needles 4-5

Unravel needles 5 rows down catching the last st and with crochet tool reform first sts 19 and next st 20


Repeat this procedure for sts 15, 16, 30, 31, 4, 5

KNIT 14 rows

Working on the 16 needles from LEFT to right

Pull left needles 1- 3 position D

drop 2 sts (needles 4, 5) Pos A

pull next 9 needles (6-14) Pos D

drop next 2 sts (needles 15, 16) Pos A

The stitches that you drop will give you the ease to cross cable
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Working on 9 sts (needles 6-14) for cable twist

hang the 2 - 3 prong tools on the 1st 3 sts and the middle 3 sts
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Cable twist

Pull the middle sts off the needles on the 3 prong tool and hold in the back, pull the 1st 3 sts on the second 3 prong tool and transfer to the middle sts

Transfer the middle sts to the first 3 needles


Pull next 17 and 18 needles out to Pos D

Drop sts from needles 19 - 20 Pos A

Pull next 9 sts (needles 21-29) Pos D

drop next 2 sts (needles 30-31) Pos A

Repeat Cable twist on needles 21-29

Pull last 3 needles to Pos D

Reform the dropped sts as before. I always reform the center sts first and the side sts last. You can do any order you prefer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkUzJEaomIQ
Mar 22, 2016 19:12:45   #
Saroj
 
LADIES--If Utube is not clear, please let me know. This is my first time and I am not sure if it published correctly. I will check later tonight.
Mar 22, 2016 19:38:02   #
Saroj
 
JoyceinNC wrote:
Oh dear. First part of instructions...and I'm already lost. I am attempting to use a Bond machine and need to clarify some of the terms used in the pattern:

Position A = non working (all the way back)
Position B= working
Position C= forward working
Position D= Holding (all the way forward)

If these do not match the pattern's instructions, please let me know which is which. The Bond patterns I have don't use lettered position notations, but use "non working", "working", etc. I haven't watched the YouTube video, my apologies if this is explained in that video.

Many thanks!
-Joyce
Oh dear. First part of instructions...and I'm alre... (show quote)


Joyce

Answer:You are correct. If you are used to this terminology, it is correct
Mar 22, 2016 20:38:19   #
Saroj
 
etrnlife wrote:
What's the gauge? I need to know so I can decide if I'm using KP 3, 3.5, or 4, on my Bond, for this project. KP 4, using Red Heart worsted, will be too loose for my liking, but I'm assuming I'd need that for cables? Cables are one stitch I've never really done much beyond swatching.


Answer:I do not gauge an afghan. You can do your gauge and decide which setting you like
 
Mar 22, 2016 20:53:33   #
etrnlife
 
I decided to use KP 4 because of the cables. For the first cable crossing, Bond users will find it easier to drop and reform the sts first and put them on a stitch holder (I used a strand of thin yarn I had laying on the stand) for the cable crossing then rehang on the needles.

ETA: Bring all the needles to FWP with latches open after each crossing row.
Mar 22, 2016 20:59:14   #
Saroj
 
etrnlife wrote:
I decided to use KP 4 because of the cables. For the first cable crossing, Bond users will find it easier to drop and reform the sts first and put them on a stitch holder (I used a strand of thin yarn I had laying on the stand) for the cable crossing then rehang on the needles.

ETA: Bring all the needles to FWP with latches open after each crossing row.


Sounds good to me.
Mar 22, 2016 21:40:53   #
Saroj
 
etrnlife wrote:
I'm lost already. LOL I'm putting the first three sts on the middle three needles then putting the middle three sts onto the first three needles. What's happening with the last three sts in each group of nine?

It looks to me as if on row 6 I'm crossing the first three and the middle. Then on row 20 I'm crossing the last three and the middle. Repeating which way I'm crossing every 14 rows?

I think I need to start with the gray instead of the black, so I can see what I'm getting. :)
I'm lost already. LOL I'm putting the first thre... (show quote)


ANSWERr---
You are doing it right. First we work on the first 6 sts of the 9 group from right to left and on row 20 we are working on the last 6 sts of the 9 group from left to right according to the description in the pattern

-I agree black is not the easy color to see. Gray will be better
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Mar 22, 2016 22:15:50   #
etrnlife
 
I figured it out. My panels will be black and gray so I'm getting the black panels out now. I've done the hairpin join many times, just never did get around to cables.

I made a cheat sheet with the row counts. RC 006 middle over right RC 020 middle over left RC 034 middle over right and so on. It's going rather well actually.

Because the Bond doesn't have a sponge bar, and my needles are as loose as a goose, I do not bring any needles to FWP until I'm done with the reforming. To easy to pull the sts of the needles. I drop the sts, make the cables, reform the sts, then bring all needles to FWP with latches open.

It's rather rhythmic once you get into it. Marking the needles with a wipe off marker or stickers is a great way to keep track of which sts to drop.
Mar 22, 2016 22:24:30   #
Saroj
 
kaixixang wrote:
That cabling is why I was considering the "panels" for a thicker scarf/shawl for cooler climates...not that we'll have that for long in the US mid-west.

Could a lace panel be substituted if you don't have a hair-pin lace tool? Maybe do it in purl to make the cabling pop up better.


Answer::::There is no tool required. You will be opening the last st and weaving it thru the panel alternating color. You just make the panels first. You can make two panels of desired length and join them together if you prefer. You can make a scarf.

You take the piece off the machine on scrap yarn but leave 3 times the length of the width to cast off the sts. Wait for the instruction to cast off.
 
Mar 23, 2016 06:09:46   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
etrnlife wrote:
The join is done with the latch tool. It mimics a hairpin lace, hence the name. ;)
The key is "mimics"! I went agoogling and found this photo:


Mar 23, 2016 07:49:12   #
Saroj
 
Reba1 wrote:
I would like to work this as a wheelchair lap robe, doing 3 panels instead of 5 and knitting it shorter. ABOUT HOW WIDE DOES A SINGLE PANEL COME OUT? Usually the lap robes I make are around 36"w x 48" long. My mother in law would love the cables!


ANSWER :You can do 3 strips 180 rows. I make lap blankets for nursing homes and cancer patients for local hospitals.
Mar 23, 2016 07:52:09   #
Saroj
 
Jessica-Jean wrote:
So, to do that kind of join when knitting by hand … One drops just one stitch on the edge? Or more? I'm very interested in that method of joining, though not interested enough to actually work up any hair-pin lace strips ... yet. Maybe someday.


ANSWER;Yes you got the idea of hairpin lace. We will be opening up the last st and using crochet hook will join the panels. It is very important in hand knitting that you must have exact number of rows
Mar 23, 2016 08:45:55   #
Saroj
 
Bubba24 wrote:
You say to always knit the first stitch, so on the purl rows I am to knit the first stitch then purl the rest of the row.
Fran


ANSWER==No- on the purl side purl. Do not slip the first st. On knit side knit and on the purl side purl.
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