Tuesday, December 01, 2009

CALLING ALL CABLERS!

Cablers? Is that even a word? Oh well, hopefully it got your attention!

I am needing your expertise on crocheting cables. My daughter, Ryanne, has given me absolutely ZERO ideas on what to get her for Christmas. I see a nice little gift card in her immediate future! :) However, since last summer, she has hinted around that if I really wanted to crochet her something, she would love a new black, CABLED scarf to match her store-bought and very used brown one. So, I hunted around on various crochet sites and even bought a book from Leisure Arts that has a gazillion cable patterns in it. The fear of crocheting cables has caused me to procrastinate until now, and with very little time left, I'm soliciting any words of wisdom you might have.

This past weekend, I took some white, easy-to-see yarn and attempted 5 different patterns from the book. On each swatch, I crocheted at least 4 rows. I could never seem to make the "cables" look like the ones in the pictures. All of the patterns used front post doubles or front post trebles, which weren't really the problem. It was making the criss-crosses with the front posts and skipping the stitches and going back to pick up the skipped stitches that I couldn't seem to get the hang of.

So, I'm hoping one of my trusty-rusty crochet buddies can come to my rescue. Have any of you done cables? Do you have a pattern that you like? Am I just making this harder than it really is?

Perhaps I can just buy a nice, hand-crocheted, black, cabled scarf from one of you??????   :) 




I made this scarf for her last year.
Can't imagine why she would want to wear anything else!!

8 comments:

  1. I sent you an email about this...

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  2. Well, I can't imagine either. I think the bus scarf is perfect.

    Good luck with the cables. I see "Pammy Sue" has send you an email so I'm sure she's got you covered.

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  3. I would recommend starting with something smaller to get the hang of the cables. It really is much easier than you might think. This is the first pattern I used and it cured my nerves, now I'm a cabler....lol!!
    http://www.crochetgarden.com/index.php?main_page=document_general_info&cPath=66&products_id=194. This one is also very easy http://www.rheatheylia.com/index.php?page=patterns&id=5...they make great gifts too ;-P

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  4. I've also sent you an email....to the email address linked to your blog!

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  5. Hi Keri! Well, I'm back, and doing the best I can to catch up with everybody again! I have really missed everybody! Hoping You had a nice Thanksgiving, and (Oh my gosh!) that you're better after your most recent checkup! LOVE your scarf! I enjoyed making that one too! It's a great pattern and makes a great gift! I'm afraid I don't have any experience with cables, and am WISHING I had the time to pick up my crochet hook AT ALL lately, but I'm glad to see the Bean is still picking hers up! I'm trying to stay focused on getting some baking done right now.. just HOPING to put together SOME kind of nice assortment together before the big day gets here! ~tina

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  6. Hey my friend, where ya been? Am missin' ya.

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  7. Ok, enough of the calling all cablers post. You are in desperate need of an update. I have no life so I have to follow all these blogs to give me something to look forward to. Come on now, put down the charts for five minutes and tell us all how your holiday was.

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  8. Hey! Just heard you were not feeling well.. We were told "not to worry".. but oops! Too late! I already AM! Hope you're feeling better soon! We miss you 'round here! ~tina

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