20 paws wrote:
I have done that with the thread; it's just that with a lace pattern doing a lot of yo, ssk2tog, etc., the thread tends to get tangled in the stitches. Also, because the thread is so small, when I rip back I have a hard time picking up the stitches. A good technique....just one that I have difficulty maneuvering with lace. I thought I read that someone actually used the cable as the lifeline, but maybe I misread it.
The only way that I think you can use the spare cable as the lifeline is to go back after you’ve finished the row and use the interchangeable needle and attached cable to pick up the stitches in that row instead of using a regular sewing type of needle. However, I know this is exactly what you’re looking to avoid so that’s not the answer. Are you sure that you’re not remembering using a cable needle for a provisional cast on instead of using a cable needle for a lifeline?