Basic Cable Techniques photo
Class length
3 hours
 
Skill level
Intermediate
 
Class type
Technique
 
Supplies needed
1.75 oz (50 g) smooth, light-colored, worsted-weight yarn
US 7 (4.5 mm) double-pointed needles (approximately 7" (18 cm) in length) AND 16" (40-cm) circular needle (measured from tip to tip)
Cable needle
4 stitch markers
Safety pins
Scissors
 
Materials fee
None
 
Homework
With MC and circular needle, cast on 72 stitches. Join without twisting to work in the round. Round 1: *K4, P2; repeat from * to end of round. Repeat Round 1 five more times. Do not bind off. Do not cut yarn.
 
Techniques to be covered
Rope cables (knit over knit)
Traveling cables (knit over purl)
Flat vs. in the round
With or without a cable needle
Cable charts
Correcting mis-crossed cables

Basic Cable Techniques

Class Description
Do you love those beautiful textures, but think cables are too difficult? Think again! Conquering cable knitting is simply a matter of knitting your stitches in the proper order. Right leaning or left leaning, back and forth or in the round, with or without a cable needle, Sarah will help you get it all sorted out. And while we're at it, let's demystify those wacky chart symbols, and whip a few mis-crossed cables into shape.