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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Third Try, Normal Cables

Related posts:
Cable bag handle & fabric to line inside of bag, 04Apr2009 post.
Cable Bag #2, red color, 10Feb2008 post.
Cable Bag #1, burgundy color, 10Feb2008 post.



Pattern: Four Rib Braid Cable Bag (my own design)
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick, black, 2 balls
Needles: 8 mm (US11)

After using asymmetrical cables in cable bag #1 and familiar cables in cable bag #2, I decided to go for more customary cables for my third attempt at a cable bag. I chose the Four Rib Braid Cable from Barbara Walker 2 for the center panel, and surrounded it with my favorite standard cable cross. I like how the overall look is almost the same right side up or upside down. (Cuz I'm lazy and didn't want to knit 2 separate pieces that would have to be grafted together, just so the pattern would be right side up on both sides of the bag)




Well, here's another bag that will go to Vicki for finishing ... adding a fabric lining, seamed, and then attaching a handle.

Here's what I did to make this...

Cast on 43 stitches. Worked three full repeats of the pattern, and then worked rows 1 to 3 again before binding off.

(I thought it would make seaming easier if I slipped the first stitch of every row with yarn in front as if to purl and knit the last stitch of every row.)

Cable Pattern:

1: P2, K2, P6, K2, P1, (K2, P2) twice, K1, (P2, K2) twice, P1, K2, P6, K2, P2
2: K2, P2, K6, P2, K1, P2, K2, P2, TB5, P2, K2, P2, K1, P2, K6, P2, K2
3: P2, K2, P6, K2, P1, (K2, P2) twice, K1, (P2, K2) twice, P1, K2, P6, K2, P2
4: K2, P2, K6, P2, K1, (P2, FPC, BPC, P1, FPC, BPC, P2, K1, P2, K6, P2
5: P2, K2, P6, K2, P1, (K3, P4) twice, K3, P1, K2, P6, K2, P2
6: K2, P2, CB6, P2, K1, P3, CB4, P3, CF4, P3, K1, P2, CF6, P2, K2
7: P2, K2, P6, K2, P1, (K3, P4)x2, K3, P1, K2, P6, K2, P2
8: K2, P2, K6, P2, K1, P2, BPC, FPC, P1, BPC, FPC, P2, K2, P2, K6, P2, K2
9: P2, K2, P6, K2, P1, (K2, P2) twice, K1, (P2, K2) twice, P1, K2, P6, K2, P2
10: K2, P2, K6, P2, K1, P2, K2, P2, TF5, P2, K2, P2, K1, P2, K6, P2, K2
11: P2, K2, P6, K2, P1, (K2, P2) twice, K1, (P2, K2) twice, P1, K2, P6, K2, P2
12: K2, P2, K6, P2, K1, P2, FPC, BPC, P1, FPC, BPC, P2, K1, P2, K6, P2, K2
13: P2, K2, P6, K2, P1, (K3, P4) twice, K3, P1, K2, P6, K2, P2
14: K2, P2, CB6, P2, K1, P4, CB4, P3, CF4, P3, K1, P2, CF6, P2, K2
15: P2, K2, P6, K2, P1, (K3, P4) twice, K3, P1, K2, P2, K2, P2
16: K2, P2, K6, P2, K1, P2, BPC, FPC, P1, BPC, FPC, P2, K1, P2, K6, P2, K2

Abbreviations, abbreviated:

CB4 = Slip 2 stitches onto CN and hold in back. K2. Then K2 from CN.

CF4 = Slip 2 stitches onto CN and hold in front. K2. Then K2 from CN.

CB6 = Slip 3 stitches onto CN and hold in back. K3. Then K3 from CN.

CF6 = Slip 3 stitches onto CN and hold in front. K3. Then K3 from CN.

BPC = Slip 1 stitch onto CN and hold in back. K2. P1 from CN.

FPC = Slip 2 stitches onto CN and hold in front. P1. K2 from CN.

TB5 = Slip 3 stitches onto CN and hold in back. K2. Slip the purl stitch from CN back to left-hand needle and purl it. Then K2 from CN.

TF5 = Slip 3 stitches onto CN and hold in front. K2. Slip the purl stitch from CN back to left-hand needle and purl it. Then K2 from CN.

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Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Info:
Fiber Content: 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool
Made In: USA
Care: Machine Wash & Dry; Dry Cleaning OK; Do Not Bleach or Iron
Gauge: 9 st / 4 inches 9 mm (US 13)
Weight: Super Bulky
Yardage: 98 m (108 yds)
Size: 170 gm (6 oz) ball
Price: $5.99 USD

4 stitch(es):

Nan said...

Third time wins the charm! I like this one best. I like most things balanced and this strikes me as a good balanced work of art! Now I really like the looks of number 2 as well, but I like it better before it's folded, this one I like both folded and unfolded, and since it's for a purse.... well, folded it has to be so my vote goes to number 3.

Allison said...

Wow Ilove all the cable bags - what a great way to make them. Congrats also on the new knitter on the way!!! That's soooooo exciting. Now we know what you're going to start knitting!

Rachel said...

That's a really nice cable design, there, and I'm sure will make a lovely bag!

Libby said...

Marie, I've been behind on everything but I just saw the post below.... are you pregnant? if so, congratulations!!!!! Sorry so late to the party. The latest scarves are wonderful as well.

Libby