cable help

steve kadel's picture

i'm doing a shawl that puts 12 sts on cable needle and having trouble not getting big sags. advice?


Bill's picture

why not do two six stitch

why not do two six stitch cables side by side?
...strangely will look like one cable...

kevyoga1970's picture

Those wide cables can be a

Those wide cables can be a problem. What helps me is making sure that after the stitches are put on the cable needle, the next stitch is worked very snug to the stitch on the right/working needle. After the stitches on the cable needle are worked, I make sure the next stitch on the working needle is pretty snug as well.

Twelve stitches cabled, that sounds like a pretty cool project. What is the pattern?


steve kadel's picture

it's a shawl in ribbed

it's a shawl in ribbed pattern. i probably made a dumb choice in doing it in a ribbon which is really hard to pull tight. the large ribs get cabled in large alternating cables. at least the ribbon has a colorway in it which forgives a little