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I want to learn to do cables. I've seen some beautiful cabling pieces. But they're daunting at best. I figured something really basic like a bookmark or a towel with a simple cable to practice would be best. Anyone know where I can find such a pattern or even tutorial?
 

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There are some videos of how to cable (with or without a cable needle) at <a href="http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/advanced-techniques" target="_blank">http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/advanced-techniques</a> (scroll down). They really aren't as hard or complicated as they look. I'd say knit a little swatch to practice a couple crosses and then find yourself a small pattern with some cables in it to make. My first cabled project was the <a href="http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/brea/brea.html" target="_blank">Brea Bag</a>, stunning to look at, but once again, not as hard as it looks.
 

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<a href="http://learntoknit.lionbrand.com" target="_blank">http://learntoknit.lionbrand.com</a><br><br>
If you click "stitch finder" on the left side, there's a big list of basic cables...<br><br>
Good luck! It's not as hard as you'd think.
 

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I am doing the lion cable bag (had big chunky cables and beautiful round handles) to learn cables. In yummy light green malabrigo.........mmmmmm<br><br>
I am going to be casting on for this project as soon as I get my must-do-for holidays projects done.<br><br>
Let us know what you choose. Everyone says cables are not that hard.<br><br>
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Now everyone says that cables aren't that hard and I did look at the video... but my cable didn't work. It didn't go over/under, it was one squiggly line on top of the other. Something tells me it had to do with moving the extra stitches front to back or vice versa... but I just put it aside and moved on to something else. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush">
 

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My intro to cable knitting. Very easy and cute hat <a href="http://www.headhuggers.org/patterns/kpatt11.htm" target="_blank">http://www.headhuggers.org/patterns/kpatt11.htm</a>
 

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My first cable pattern was <a href="http://www.helloyarn.com/cherrygarcia.htm" target="_blank">cherry garcia</a>. I didn't find it difficult. I liked it as a first cable pattern... straightforward, quick knit. I didnt want to do a bunch of swatches because I like a payoff haha. So this was perfect for that.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My first cable pattern was <a href="http://www.helloyarn.com/cherrygarcia.htm" target="_blank">cherry garcia</a>. I didn't find it difficult. I liked it as a first cable pattern... straightforward, quick knit. I didnt want to do a bunch of swatches because I like a payoff haha. So this was perfect for that.</div>
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Cute, thanks for the link <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 
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