Hi! I've serious problems in knitting the front cable, doesn't come out in the right way. is there a mistake or it's my lack of experience? Anyone can help? Thanks aisha
Your question caught my eye because that cardigan is on my "hope to do it someday" list. I love cables + having some lace thrown in makes it perfect.
I did check for corrections first...but didn't find any. Next I got out my trusty dishcloth cotton yarn + cast on 11 sts. (2 + the 7 st rep + 2). The 2 edge sts either side I kept in garter st so the test piece wouldn't roll. I worked one rep + it turned out fine except for 1 tiny flub that was my mistake. It looks nice.
If you can give me a better idea of what seems wrong w/ yours...I will be glad to try + help.
If you have some "dishcloth cotton"...I have a suggestion. Why not try a cloth first till you iron out the "bugs". That way you won't be messing up your yarn for the sweater. Try this if you want:
Cast on 35 sts + work 4 rows garter st. Keep outer 4 sts each side in garter st all along.
pattern set up:
4 sts gs - 7sts cable rep - 13 sts st st - 7sts cable rep - 4 sts gs
Work for desired length having one rep of the cable running either side of a st st section in the middle.
When cloth is long enough work 4 rows garter st + cast off.
This will allow you to sort out the problem as well as get comfortable w/ the cable pattern. You will even have a dish or facecloth for yourself or a gift @ the end!
if you don't want to try a cloth first...that's OK. Just let me know how to help you.
Take Care, Andrea