Skip to Content

How to Knit Cable Stitches

Sharing is caring!

flat knit cable socks

Cable stitches are my passion! I love how much they transform a knit piece with some simple stitch manipulations. In this post, we will learn a variety of ways on how to knit cable stitches.

Cable Stitches In This Post:

Some Cable Tips:

  • Cable Without A Cable Needle
  • How to Count Rows When Cabling

Supplies:

knit picks mosaic straights needles

Knit Picks Yarn Brava Mini Pack
Knit Picks Cable Needle

Knit Right Cross (RC) and Left Cross (LC)

Right Cross:

Step 1:

Slip the next stitch to a cable needle and hold in back.

Step 2:

Knit the next stitch.

Step 3:

Knit the stitch from the cable needle.

Left Cross:

Step 1:

Slip the next stitch to a cable needle and hold in front.

Step 2:

Knit the next stitch.

Step 3:

Knit the stitch from the cable needle.

1/3 Left and Right Cross:

1/3 Left Cross:

Step 1:

Slip next stitch to a cable needle, and hold in front of your work.

Step 2:

Knit three stitches from the left needle.

Step 3:

Knit one stitch from the cable needle.

1/3 Right Cross:

Step 1:

Slip the next 3 stitch to a cable needle, and hold in back of your work.

Step 2:

Knit one stitch from the left needle.

Step 3:

Knit the three stitches from the cable needle.

Cable Tips:

Cable Without A Cable Needle

Counting Rows Between Cable Crossovers

Tutorials and Stitches

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Check out my other knit tutorials for even more knitting tips and methods.

More Patterns To Enjoy

Share Your Project & Share Pictures!

I really hope you enjoyed working on this project. The best way to make a designer smile is to share what you’ve made! When it comes to free or premium content, I really rely on you to help me keep designing and supporting my family. Here is how you can make my day:

  • Share your yarn choice, in-progress, or finished projects on Instagram and use the hashtag #brianakdesigns
  • Link and share your project on Ravelry. It really helps to have inspirational photos for others.
  • Join the Briana K Designs Community Group on Facebook and share anything crafty.

Don’t Lose This Project! If you aren’t ready to start it save it on Pinterest by clicking any of the images above.

Pinterest Briana K Designs

Join Facebook community Briana K Designs

Instagram Briana K Designs

Sharing is Caring

Help spread the word. You're awesome for doing it!