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Learn to Knit: Left Leaning 2x2 Cable

2nd May 2017 cables 0 min read
Learn to Knit: Left Leaning 2x2 Cable

This cable is worked across 4 knit stitches, crossing 2 stitches with 2 stitches. To create a cable that slopes to the left you slip the first 2 stitches onto a cable needle and hold that needle at the front of your work. Now you knit the next 2 stitches. Finally you come back to the 2 stitches on your cable needle and you knit them.

Here is a video of how this is worked:

This is know as a 2/2LC (a 2 by 2 left leaning cable). If you see it in a chart it will look like this:

 

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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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