Knitted cable question

abc12345November 22, 2006

Are cables upside down reversible?

The sweater is a "dropped shoulder" style with no armhole shaping on front and back. It uses cables and basketweave stitch.

The pattern directions call for the sleeve to be knit from the cuff up, with a cable in center of sleeve.

If I wanted to make the sleeve from top down (ya know join the shoulder seam and pick up stitches for sleeve) would the sleeve cable be noticeably different than the cable on the front of the sweater (knit bottom up)?

Other option, just leave cable off and do sleeve in the basketweave only.

What do you all think?

Thanks.

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donna_loomis

Whether or nto a cable is reversible depends entirely on that specific cable. If you are talking about a simple left or right twist cable, you could knit the sleeve top down instead of bottom up with no problem. I suggest you knit a small swatch with the cable and look at it as you turn it and see if it works.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2006 at 9:26AM
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MaeT

or you could change the direction of the cable as you knit if you want it to be the same as in the body. Instead of knit the twist to the left just do the reverse when you are on the row to knit the twist.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2006 at 9:48AM
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donna_loomis

Maet, when I first typed my response, I suggested what you said. But the more I thought about it, I decided that the cables would still slant the correct way, even if turned upside down. Pull a sweater out and take a look. I don't think she needs to reverse the cables.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2006 at 10:13AM
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abc12345

Thanks for helping me think this thru.
I'm gonna give it a try.

I'm glad I found this forum, lots of helpful people here!
Thanks again.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2006 at 5:03PM
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