Thursday, March 1, 2007

Cabling Without a Needle Makes EFA Go Fast



Now in the thick of the forest (is it really a forest? A fence, just a few trees, more like the edge of a large property maybe...) there's cabling galore. When I lost my favorite cable needle by FibreTech (now discontinued, so no link to it), I had to make do while the last set from Halcyon Yarns was in the mail: I cabled without a needle. Now I am hooked on how fast it is to do this, even though I now have several sets of needles again. I think that's why I was able to get 3/4 of the way to the armhole the other night in only 2 hours.

4 comments:

Yvonne in Southwest Virginia said...

I am soooo loving your EFA!

So much so that I'm gonna have to get the pattern and the yarn and do one for myself...

BB said...

Thanks you and way to go, Yvonne! It's a real fun knit.
And please join the KAL too, we'd love to have you.

Ellen said...

FibreTECH cable needles are NOT discontinued (the owner is a personal friend of mine). If you need to order them online, try Halcyon Yarn:

http://www.halcyonyarn.com/knitandcrochet/holdcountmark.html

BB said...

Ellen, I did order some from Halcyon in February when I was working on EFA. They did not have the medium size and told me they wouldn't be getting in those cable needles any longer. So I began to cable without a needle and that's how I do it now for the most part. If your friend the owner is still producing the cable needles, I'd be happy to include info on a post. Use the pink button to e-mail me directly.