Hello friends! In today’s tutorial, you will learn a quintessential knitter skill- How to Knit Cables. This is an easy-to-master technique- if you know how to knit and purl I’ll teach you the rest!
Learning how to knit cables opens up so many options! You can use these cables in Scarf patterns, Handmade Blankets, Pillow Covers and they of course look beautiful on sweaters!
ALSO READ: HOW TO KNIT A CORNER TO CORNER BABY BLANKET WITH FREE PATTERN
WHAT YOU WILL NEED :
- Knitting Needles: The yarn I’m using called for a US size 11, 9mm needle. I’m using a Bamboo Knitting Needle from this set.
- Cable Needle
- Yarn : I’ve used Wool Ease Thick and Quick in Fisherman colorway here.
HOW TO KNIT CABLES: YOUTUBE VIDEO
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How to Knit Cables Tutorial:
Cast on 12 stitches
Row 1 and 3: Knit
All Even Rows: K3, P6, K3
Row 5: Cable Row: K3, Slip next 3 stitches onto Cable Needle and place in front of work, K3, Slip the 3 stitches from Cable Needle back onto the left knitting needle, K6
Repeat these 6 Rows repeatedly to knit your cables!
Cable Knit Pillow Pattern:
Supplies needed: One skein Wool-Ease Thick and Quick yarn, Size11- 9mm circular or straight needles large enough to accommodate stitches, Cable needle, Felt cut to measure 14.5 by 28.5 inches, Crochet hook, Fairfield Poly-Fil Lumbar Pillow form measuring 14 by 28 inches.
C6= Slip next 3 stitches onto Cable Needle and place in front of work, K3, Slip the 3 stitches from Cable Needle back onto the left knitting needle, K3
C8= Slip next 4 stitches onto Cable Needle and place in front of work, K4, Slip the 4 stitches from Cable Needle back onto the left knitting needle, K4
The pattern goes as follows:
Cast on 68 stitches
Foundation Row 1: Knit
Foundation Row 2: K3, P6, K4, P8, K4, P6, K4, P8, K4, P6, K4, P8, K3
Begin Cable Pattern:
*Row 1: Cable Row: K3, C8, K4, C6, K4, C8, K4, C6, K4, C8, K4, C6, K3
Row 2 and all Even Rows: K3, P6, K4, P8, K4, P6, K4, P8, K4, P6, K4, P8, K3
Rows 3, 5, and 7: Knit*
Repeat ** 4 times or as needed to achieve a length of 14 to 14.5 inches and cast off loosely.
TIP: Do not try to cast off on a Cable Row! That just makes things more complex and creates a wavy edge. Instead cast off on any odd numbered row where we knit all the stitches.
To finish the pillow: Using a sharp pair of scissors, pierce holes every 0.5 inches around all the edges of the felt. Then join the Cable knit front to the felt back using a single crochet stitch all around, inserting the Pillow Form midway!
Today’s post is part of the Fairfield World Pillow Party! All of my crafty friends have created unique covers for the same 14 by 24 inch sized Lumbar Pillow. Check them all out starting here.
MORE PROJECTS TO TRY:
- Chunky Knit Blanket Pattern
- Basic Granny Square Pattern
- One skein Crochet Scarf that you can make in just 3 days!
I hope you found today’s How to Knit Cables tutorial useful friends! If you have any questions, drop a comment below and let’s chat.
In conclusion, Knit Cables add a wonderful texture and design element to any project and once you master how to knit cables you will start seeing them everywhere!
Thank you for being here today and spending some creative time with my friends! I’m so thankful for your kind words and support.
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