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Does anyone know of an online stitch dictionary of cable patterns? I want to knit a little cabling down one side of the front of my husband's Xmas present but I'm working from a plain stockinette pattern and I don't want to have to design a cable myself. If I could just look at a variety of cable photos/charts, I know I could pick the right thing. I tried knittingpatterncentral.com, but all I could find were basic explanations of the cable concept, which I already understand. Any suggestions? Thanks!
 

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I can not think of any right now, but I know that Vogue has 2 "Stitchionary" books and I am pretty sure I saw a review of a cable-dictionary in the new Interweave Knits. Maybe check out the library? My library has a nice online search function that lets you see the books available there and at any they can do bookshare with!
 

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I don't know of any online. If you know what cable you are looking for you can probably find a pattern for it... but a cable directory, not that I am aware of.
 

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See, I think Theresa needs to do one othese, then. If they don't exist yet! LOL

The LTK Cable Dictionary!

Please?
 

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The Harmony Guides has a version for cables "220 Aran Stitches and Patterns" that seems to still be on Amazon. They have several very popular stitch dictionaries.

The only one I know that's online is a general one, doesn't have any pictures with the stitch patterns, and they are listed alphabetically based on the name. I know I've trolled there (sorry, not in a bad way!) for lace patterns - I don't remember if they also had cables. Ack! That must have been several computers ago, I can't find it in my bookmarks
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If you're prepared to search and swatch like crazy, there's a stitch directory at www.knittingfool.com. You'd have to go in with an idea of what you're looking for though (use number of stitches to pin down your options, for instance) and be prepared to read through a TON of options.
 
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