Friday, March 09, 2012

Mock Cables Progress

Project:  Mock Cables 真淑女
 High-Low Peplum Pullover by Sandy Cushman,  Interweave Knits, Spring 2001 
 Karabella Majestic 
 1240 yards in stash 
Needles: Size 7
Cast on: January 26, 2012 

Notes: This is coming along nicely. The pattern makes you do bobbles in the middle of those diamonds in the center front and back, but I'm not a bobble kind of knitter. Will be looking for interesting things to fill the diamonds.

Question: I have a stash of costume jewelry that I don't wear any more, and I want to take them apart and make some stitch markers. If you have made stitch markers, can you tell me what basic tools I need to start? I have seem jewelry pliers at Michael's, and we have a small wire cutter. I need jump rings, and some sort of wires, right?

A stretch a day, keep the doctor away.
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WonderWhyGal said...

That is going to be GORGEOUS! I love the cables or mock cables.

I've never made stitch markers so I'm curious about what responses you get too.

Pumpkin said...

You always make the prettiest sweaters! I love the pattern in particular, I wonder what would look good in those diamonds? hmmmm.

As for the stitch markers, I've made pretty nice sets with just thin wire and pliers. There have to be some detailed tutorials out on the web too.

Kathryn Ray said...

I agree with you on the bobbles... blech.

I love watching dogs stretch... it feels soo good. :-)

Voie de Vie said...

That's going to be a great sweater - and I'd skip the bobbles too, and go directly to beads. :)

Happy Friday to you and Rascal!

Carol said...

Beautiful sweater - will you be wearing it at our meet up on March 20th? Would love to see it in person!

Jocelyn said...

You move pretty quick there girlie! I'm a bit stalled after Stitches. Need to get back on the finish-up horsey.

Chrisknits said...

Head pins and jump rings are all you need. Make sure the bead opening isn't too large or the bead will slip off the head pin. You can always use small seed beads at the bottom of the head pin to help keep larger beads on. I used to have a picture tutorial on my old blog, but I never captured the post and now that blog is no more.

Heather Woollove said...

What a pretty project! The color will look great on you, too.

Spinster Beth said...

Bobbles just seem wrong on sweaters, in my opinion ;-)

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Melissa Plank said...

Pretty sweater, can't wait to see the stitch markers!

Jess Schleicher said...

It's really a beautiful sweater.