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Cable Delight Shrug
Pattern Number: L10304
Rating: ****
3.7 (based on 7 reviews)
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Reviewed by archer on 2014-12-11 **
The directions are very complicated and not sequential. The directions should say "cast on with smaller needles" not " switch to larger needles" at the end of the cast on direction. It is difficult to follow when you have three sets of patterns on different sections (I.e. Seed stich, cable, rows) It would be better to just write the pattern line by line. The increases with the seed stitch should be in pairs.

Cable Delight Shrug Reviewed by on 2014-11-12 *****
Knitted this shrug a couple of months ago & love it. I did find that I needed to use a much larger needle to cast off round the front so that it wasn't too tight & the rib would lie flat.

Crowded Cable Shrug Reviewed by Coral Bentley on 2013-04-05 ***
I'm using a different yarn, giving a different gauge, so that might explain the difference I'm finding in the rate of increases even though I worked it out comparing gauges.

The Right Twist is given as the middle 'stripe' for both of the paired cable twists flanking the large central cable. I wanted a left twist, so it would better mirror the right. I've been using (skip first stitch, knit in back loop of the second, then front loop of the first, and slide both stitches off the needle) for the right-side row.

Also, the cables were really tight (could be gauge/yarn difference). I saw a trick in a video about how to cable in Tunisian crochet, to place a yarn over in the row before cabling (row 8 and 18 of pattern), between the right and left parts of the section, and it lets my 4/4RC and 4/4LC lie flatter, giving some ease to the fabric. I need to use the yarn over trick for three rows before cabling the 8/8RC to give enough ease, and the appearance is greatly improved.

Time to rip back to the beautiful cuffs, and change my rate of increase!

Crowded Cable Shrug Reviewed by wilma keighley on 2012-11-11 *
Knitted this is a very nice cocoa coloured alpaca yarn - hated the end result and have unpicked it all to reuse the yarn on another project. Maybe would have been wiser if I could have seen the expected front of the garment? Scoring as a 1 star only because there isn't a 0 star rating!

Crowded Cable Shrug Reviewed by bert on 2012-08-10 *****
Just finished this but added a collar and it turned out absolutely stunning.

Crowded Cable Shrug Reviewed by Dorothy Hall on 2012-02-14 *****
I'm just starting this project, and it will look great, but BE SURE TO USE THE SMALLER NEEDLES when beginning the Right Cuff. I used the larger needles and had to rip out about four rows. Grrr! Maybe this is something everyone knows, but I didn't. :0)

Crowded Cable Shrug Reviewed by sonia meirkhan on 2012-01-06 *****
i love it when a clear visual scheme can be used..

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