I am making a reversible cabled scarf from the book Cables Untangled. I started knitting the scarf using one of my dpn’s to cable with. Then I got to looking at how to cable without a cable needle. I really like the idea. I’ve been trying two different ways one from grumperina and the other from wendyknits . Both are similar but slightly different. I think I like grumperina’s a little better.
But I’m having problems with both of them. I think I knit too tight because inserting the tip of my needle into the three furthest stitches is really difficult to do, taking alot of concentration and dare I say force! I don’t think the yarn likes it, and it doesn’t make sense to spend all the extra time doing that when just cabling with a cable needle goes faster, at this point.
Any suggestions? I know I should probably loosen up but don’t want to do it on this scarf to maintain an even tension. Unless I frog and start over using this technique. I suppose I could do that, but I already have a foot of the scarft done. What would you do? Do you prefer to cable with or without cable needle?
I like the idea of cabling without a cable needle for the portability factor as well as not having to search for where the cable needle is.