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Cable Mishaps!

March 13, 2014


I recently got around to finishing my Baileys Irish Cream Cardigan by Thea Colman, hey!
It's a lovely pattern that combines lace fronts with a plain stocking stitch on both the back and sleeves with a cable detailing instead of the usual rib up the fronts. I knitted in Malabrigo Arroyo, in the colour Sand Bank.
I found it a really enjoyable knit, the lace pattern although looks challenging was fairly easy to follow and as it's knit in one piece, there's a break from the lace when working the back in stocking stitch! I was lulled into a false sense of security, I mean what could possibly go wrong? I let my concentration slip on those pesky cables and instead of working a left twisted cable I switched mid way though and started working a right twisted cable.
no it's gone wrong!
Now the old me, the one that's easily defeated would have banished that project to my UFO pile, unfinished objects to you none knitting folk! But I really wasn't going to let this happen!  
drop through pesky stitches!
Now I'd always believed that if you'd gone wrong with a cable there was no way to correct it, but you can do it with a little patience and concentration. I dropped the cable stitches from my needle two stitches in from my selvedge and pulled back my cable stitches just before the point where I'd taken a turn for the worse. I then slipped the four stitches onto a knitting needle and using a second needle, a crochet hook and cable needle I reworked my cable. 
the reknitted cable 

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