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Tunisian Cables
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BetwixtTheStitch message #1
Tunisian Cables
October 6, 2013 at 9:55:40 AM
 
I promised a tutorial on how I do tunisian cables, well it won't be the best, but here it is.

I'm using TPS on either side of the 6 TKS so it stands out more in the pictures.
However it could just as easily be all TKS, or TSS on either side.
Cables are worked on the return pass by removing the loops that will become the cable from the hook like so

For a right leaning cable the afghan hook is reinserted into the first loops, with the others pushed to the back and placed on a second hook.
The loops on the second hook are then worked of as usual with an extra ch at the end.


The ch is then placed back on the afghan hook and the rest of the pass is worked as usual.
On the next forward pass the stitches will look like a jumble and it can be a challenge to find where to make the loops in the proper order. Using a stitch marker on the back loops will make the stitches easier to find until you get used to it. The extra ch stitch is ignored.
Also the stitch immediately following the cable stitches can get pulled tight and overlooked. Especially in the case of all TKS.
The next couple of rows are worked with that extra ch st in the center of the cable on the return pass and ignored on the forward pass.

For a left leaning cable the same technique is used, but the loops are pushed forward to be put on the second hook.




And here you see the jumble it looks like.

For someone left handed, the two are reversed.


Sherry


 
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Re: Tunisian Cables
October 6, 2013 at 4:48:15 PM  (in response to BetwixtTheStitch message #1)
 
Sherry,

Thanks for posting this!  I have to try it now!  Have you thought of making a video tut?

I'm always looking to try something new...this looks so interesting and I especially love how it looks just like knitting!

Your pictures are really good, BTW.  Excellent job!  Kiss

I don't suppose you could start taking pictures on my behalf?  Wink  My beads and fibers are terribly uncooperative...the second they know they're being photographed, they move!  Tongue Out


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BetwixtTheStitch message #3
Re: Tunisian Cables
October 7, 2013 at 8:52:08 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #2)
 
Melanie,
I know what you mean about things moving when they know they are being photographed!
I actually take several of each shot, both with and without the flash, then I can pick the best of the lot (and I'm still not always happy with them) Undecided.

I'd love to be able to do some videos, I'm trying to find someone to help with that. You know, someone who will help for free. Or in exchange for something. Smile


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Re: Tunisian Cables
October 7, 2013 at 3:58:57 PM  (in response to BetwixtTheStitch message #3)
 
Sherry,

I wish we lived close...I would definitely help you!  Anything to get great info out there!  Smile

I do exactly the same thing.  I feel so dumb, taking multiple pictures of each items, but the times I'm especially unhappy afterwards are the times I find I have only one shot of an item...and it's blurry...and I can't take a new picture of it because I've no longer got the item.  Yell

Yeah, those items move when being photographed...for sure...it is really the only explanation.  They're apparently quite camera shy.  (That's my story and I'm sticking to it!)


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