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Learn to Knit: How to Work a Cable Cast-On

25th May 2017 Cast-on 5 min read
Learn to Knit: Cable Cast-On Knitting Tutorial

Learn to Knit: Cable Cast-On Knitting Tutorial

What is a Cable Cast On?

A Cable Cast On is a very tidy cast on that gives a neat, 'cable line' edge and is nice and firm.

It is ideal for situations where you need to add stitches to work in progress such as at the front edge of a neckline or at an underarm.

How to Work a Cable Cast On?

  1. Create slip knot and place on needle.
  2. Knit into slip knot and place resultant stitch onto left needle.
  3. Put right needle between first two stitches on left needle, wrap yarn around needle and pull through.
  4. Place resultant stitch on left needle.

Repeat stitches 3 and 4 until you have the number of stitches that you need.

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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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