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Learn to Knit: How to Work the Alternating Cable Cast-On

25th May 2017 Cast-on 0 min read
How to Undo a Provisional Cast On | knitting tutorial

The alternating cable cast on is a wonderful cast on to use with 1x1 (knit 1, purl 1) ribbing. It creates a smooth continuous edge and makes an excellent substitution for a tubular cast on. It alternated between knit and purl cast-on stitches. It can easily be modified for any type of ribbed cast-on you need.

Why not give this technique a try in one of the following patterns: 


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Carol Feller

Carol trained as a structural engineer, and she brings that love of analysing structure into her knitting, creating complex patterns that are easy to understand, while her approach to process is all about testing and playing, and making mistakes along the way. That’s where the joy lies!

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