How to Knit Cable Stitches

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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.

⅓ Left and Right Cross:

⅓ 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.

⅓ 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.

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