Cableing without

So on Monday I spoke on designing at a new LYS, Yarn Tree Studio, in Raleigh NC. The shop has a great selection and the owner, Lynn is great hostess. We had a great time and I was introduced to cableing without a needle. Last night while swatching I decided to try it myself. It was a great relief to quickly switch stitches and position them the correct way and continue knitting without the extra needle. I can do it! I can't wait to try it on a regular piece.


mwkbloom's picture

I would have given up cables if I hadn't learned how to do them without an extra needle (I was always losing it until someone told me to keep it under the band of my watch when not in use!).

A new LYS in the Triangle! Gotta check it out!

AKQGuy's picture

See, I wear a hat when I'm doing extensive enough cables that I require the extra needle. That way I just pop it up under the rim of my hat by my ear so I don't lose it. Believe me, I've lost a few. But yes, If I'm doing nothing more than moving 4 or less stitches at a time or fairly simple cables, I ditch the cable needle. Makes life easier.

Congrats on being less frustrated from digging through sofa cushions for the needle you swore you just had!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Whenever I have an extra needle to keep track of - whether cable [rarely] or other - I have the habit of putting it between my temple and eyeglasses earpiece. If they are really thick needles, I tuck them under my hat brim. [If wearing one.] -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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