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12 February 2009 @ 11:40 pm
So you're a knitter? And you like Firefly?

You've made Jayne hats for everyone you know?

There's a new (well, new to me) set of Firefly knits out on the internet. On Blogspot, you can find a series of cable scarves named, mostly, after Firefly planets. (I'm casting on for Shadow tonight and I'll be knitting my dad Osiris for Christmas next year.)

You always did want to learn to cable, didn't you?
Rebecca R.G.bohorseok on February 13th, 2009 02:46 pm (UTC)
Shiny. I want to make one (or several).
Meganglynhogen on February 13th, 2009 03:20 pm (UTC)
Oh, my, that's a lot of cables.

[Insert plug for the Red Scarf Project here.]
Amanda: Malanyagee on February 13th, 2009 05:45 pm (UTC)
For further firefly themed things, two hats.

From Ravelry: River Tam and Simon Tam
Deirdre of the Sorrows: playful Emmaskye_princess on February 14th, 2009 04:27 am (UTC)
Yes, I would LOVE to cable!!! Now I need someone to teach me (in a way that doesn't cost money)....*looks around hopefully*
Head of the Gnome Rebellion: Paperwritinguna__sola on February 14th, 2009 07:38 am (UTC)
It's honestly not that hard. The basic principle is that you take however many stitches the pattern says, put them on a separate needle and put that needle either in the front or back of whatever you're knitting. Then you carry on, knitting off your regular needle for however many stitches the pattern says. Once you've done those stitches, you go back to the needle that's holding the separate stitches and knit those stitches. And all this sounds much more complicated than it really is.

I recommend going to Video Jug which has lovely videos on how to do it. They'll show you one very specific cable, but the principles that you'll learn from that can be applied to pretty much any other cable pattern.
Deirdre of the Sorrows: gigglesskye_princess on February 15th, 2009 12:59 am (UTC)
Thanks for the information :-D Knitting is something I've been meaning to pick up for a while now. Now I can start with cabling...