This is what one pattern repeat of the cable/lace chart of my sweater. See that ball of yarn behind it? It looks pretty small. I wonder if I am going to have enough to finish this thing. I only have three balls left and this yarn is at least 10 years old and discontinued. I am thinking a different colored yoke is not out of the question.
The last row I did was the cable row. Years ago I taught myself to cable without a needle but it wasn't coming back to me or feeling particularly comfortable so I dug out my cable needles.
I thought I liked the Knit Picks needles but I don't. Those grooves irritate me. I had to go dig out this old gem. It's a Brittany Birch and it's much nicer to use.
My sister, the school nurse, gave me some old Epi pen containers which are perfect for holding that little needle. You know I'd lose it if I didn't have a safe place to keep it.
I bought the KnitPick cable needles, too, and ended up sanding those groves right off! They didn't help the whole rhythm of the cables (I can't bear the fiddly bit of no-cable-needles!)ReplyDelete
I use the Knit Picks cable needles as shawl pins: the grooves hold the shawl in place.ReplyDelete
Well that’s brilliant! Now I know what to do with mine.Delete
I use the old hook style metal cable needles. I know how to cable without a needle, but I don’t enjoy it very much. It’s just as fast for me to use the cable needle. All of that stuff about old dogs and new tricks you know! Ha!Delete
I don't think I'd like those grooves either!ReplyDelete
I like cable needles with grooves. My first ones were groove-less (years ago), but now I'm into the groove - lolReplyDelete
The sweater is going to be so beautiful!!! I can just picture it with jeans on a beautiful 60 degree day. (I keep telling myself those days will eventually arrive.)ReplyDelete
Clever sister! That makes a great case!ReplyDelete