22 February 2013

Braid Cable

The braid cable resemble a braid, which gives a nice elegant look. It is also a very warm when knitted in hat form. Any cable work will make the material  dense.  

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 Last week 15 February 2013, I was showing you how to read just a simple chart  with a single cable. With this Braid cable chart you are working 6 stitches, and you are working an additional 6 stitches that staggers, and this will give you the Braid effect look.

With each cable chart there will always be a key code explaining what the symbols in the chart mean.  I have provided the key code for this braid chart.

Braid Cable Chart:

This is a little more complicated then just the single cable twist. The braid stitch alter stitches in different rows.

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Braid Cable Effect Explained:

The Braid cable
 involves 6 stitches crossing while working with only 3 stitches at a time, and changing movement.  The braid cable is staggered. Look at row 9, instead you k3 stitches first, next step you place 3 stitches on double point knitting needle, and hold that back of the work, k3 is knit in the front of the 3 stitches held in back of the work.  This is the  2nd step of  staggering that gives this knit cable a braid effect.

Key Code Chart

Charts do come with a key code explaining the symbols, and how to knit them. The key codes can be worded differently depending on who wrote the pattern and what country they are from, just Google the abbreviation of the knit stitch it if you do not understand, click on YouTube, and some one is lovely enough to make a video  explaining how to knit that stitch. 

Key-Code Chart:

DP Double point knitting needle.

Cf6 - Cable forward

Slip the next 3 stitches onto dp needle and hold in front of work. Knit the next 3 stitches, knit the 3 stitches from the dp needle, knit 3

Knit the next 3 stitches, slip 3 stitches onto dp needle and hold back of  work. Knit the next 3 stitches, knit the 3 stitches from the dp needle, K3





What The Chart Represents:

The above chart represent the front side of your knitting. Each square in the chart represents a stitch. 

Break Down of this Chart:

Dot/Black Circle in the square: Indicates a stitch that you purl on the right side and knit on the wrong side.
  • Empty square: Represents the cable stitches, which you knit on the right side and purl on the wrong side. 

  • Empty square: (not a cable stitch area)  Represents a knit stitch on the right side (street side) and purl on the wrong side.

  • The cable symbol in the turning row: Indicate whether to hold the stitch in front or back. 
  • Row 5 hold in front of work  
  • Row 9 hold in back of work on this chart.

When you knit cables you don't have to cross stitches on every row. You only cross on the turning row. After the turning row you will work several plain rows, and then work another turning row.


Braid Cable:

This is what your cable should look like.(unblocked)

How can you stand trying to decipher what the person had wrote, I rewrote this pattern for this Braid cable Hat, and when I saw it, I couldn't understand it myself, mind you I rewrote for me to understand it. So I decided to go ahead and write the chart instead. Which will be in next week post.

"I may have selective hearing, but I be damn if I want to go blind, trying to figure out what someone wrote."

Why not open up a new world in your knitting. Once I had learn how to read charts in knitting and crocheting, I start enjoying my knitting more, and understand crochet when I want to take a break from knitting. Learning how to read any kinda of chart for knitting and crochet will open up a new world in your fiber art.


**Be sure to Always check your pattern's chart key before you begin knitting**

This is a braided cable scarf in this video, this will show you how the braided cable is made in this 
Video, the braid cable step will start at 1:30 in the video.


As Always:

"You're to Beautiful to let anyone stress you out."

That raises your pressure, 

make you look old, and

make you feel miserable.

Misery loves company.