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Jul 10, 2017 04:43:18   #
Edwin Hannay
Another jumper for sending to Moldovia with mock cable without moving a stitch

Jul 10, 2017 05:00:12   #
This is lovely work...what pattern is it please?? Geraldine in Coventry UK.
Jul 10, 2017 05:18:11   #
susieknitter (a regular here)
Very nice Edwin! I love how neat the neck line is.
Jul 10, 2017 05:59:02   #
Sukiesue (a regular here)
Intriguing! Can you explain how to do the stitch please, I know how to do a twist stitch but this looks like a real cable! Lovely jumper/ sweater! 🐹
Jul 10, 2017 06:21:19   #
I would like to know how is done to .
Jul 10, 2017 06:46:38   #
wendyacz (a regular here)
Wow, that is so nicely done, love the simplicity and colour...would also like to know how it's worked! Not often you find a pattern that can be unisex, depending on colour
Jul 10, 2017 08:43:21   #
That's lovely!! Could you provide a link so I can purchase the cable technique you used? It would be perfect for a project I have coming up for my 15 month old Great Grand daughter.

Jul 10, 2017 09:42:41   #
Edwin Hannay
This is something I have been doing for many years, having seen it in a magazine a long time ago now.
I will try and describe how to do it it is quite simple really.
I use Anna Stevens books of basic pattern for all my jumpers and adapt it for the cable.
Having completed the waist rib and transferred the stiches over to main bed usually do one row of stocking stitch.
Then where I want the cable usually centre and third way across I then transfer one stich to adjacent needle leave three stitches and transfer the fourth one to adjacent stitch, then again three stitches so we have a form of llll.lll.lll.llll leaving the empty needles out of work. Then knit until you reach the point you want to stop, and pick up/ bring back the empty needles into work. You will now have in effect three ladders. Three stitches apart.
Now take a length of yarn and thread a sewing up needle. tie the end of the yarn at the bottom centre at the back of the piece go up 4 rows on the side, and put needle through the front and back out centre keeping the thread level, go up on the other side eight rows from the bottom through the back and out the centre four rows up keeping it level, basically it is up 8 rows on the side and 4 rows in the centre ,the thread will take a zig zag formation. keep going until you reach the top, the gently and firmly pull the thread tight without breaking it and you will have the cable pattern tie off when you have finished.

I suggest that you try it on a swatch or something similar.
I hope you have every success
Jul 10, 2017 09:47:47   #
Could you post a pix of the wrong side of the sweater. I think I understand what you're saying but a pix would be helpful. It's a beautiful technique
Jul 10, 2017 11:19:20   #
Love that color and interesting technique!
Jul 10, 2017 11:43:40   #
Sukiesue (a regular here)
Didn't realise it was machine knitted, sounds complicated. Used to have a machine but not now, do you think it would be possible to achieve with hand knitting? Thank you! 🐹
Jul 10, 2017 11:48:13   #
KateWood (a regular here)
Sukiesue wrote:
Didn't realise it was machine knitted, sounds complicated. Used to have a machine but not now, do you think it would be possible to achieve with hand knitting? Thank you! 🐹

Yes you can. One way to do this would be to knit the stocking stitch and drop the stitches where you want the ladders for your cable pattern or a simple row of yarn overs, also dropped/not knit, since a dropped stitch forms a longer ladder than a stitch carried across a non working needle on a KM.
Jul 10, 2017 11:51:00   #
Sukiesue (a regular here)
KateWood wrote:
Yes you can:)

Not sure my brain can cope with it at the moment! 🐹
Jul 10, 2017 12:08:05   #
KateWood (a regular here)
Pretty sweater Edwin
Jul 10, 2017 12:14:11   #
KateWood (a regular here)
Here's a topic from '13 with downloads for the technique;
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