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Learn to Knit: Left Purl Cross Cable

2nd May 2017 cables 0 min read
Learn to Knit: How to Work A Left Purl Cross Cable (2/2 LPC)

Learn to Knit: Left Purl Cross Cable

This cable is worked across 4 knit stitches, crossing 2 knit stitches with 2 purl 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 purl the next 2 stitches.

Finally you come back to the 2 stitches on your cable needle and you knit them.

This is called a 2/2 LPC which means that 2 stitches cross with 2 stitches forming a Left Purl Cross.

Here is a video of this at work:

Cable Chart

This is what this stitch looks like when it's shown in a cable chart. 


To break down how the stitch is worked you can use this illustration:



Try out some cables from our collection of cable patterns here.

Read our Knit Basics Purl Stitch Tutorial


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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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