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16 Aug, 2017
Cabling Without a Cable Needle
Carol Feller is an expert knitter and author of the book ‘Contemporary Irish Knits’ here her top tip on cabling without a Cable needle.

Cabling Without a Cable Needle
To create a cable without a cable needle you just manually move the stitches around until they’re in the position you want. Here you can see it worked for a 2 by 2 left cross cable.
2/2 LC

With a Cable Needle: Slip 2 stitches onto the cable needle and hold at the front of the work. Knit 2 stitches then knit the 2 stitches held on the cable needle.

Without a Cable Needle:

  1. With your right thumb slide the first 2 stitches off the left needle at the front of the work.
  2. Slip next 2 stitches to the right needle.
  3. Return the 2 stitches held with your thumb back the left needle.
  4. Finally slip the 2 stitches back from the right needle to the left needle.


Cast on 6 stitches.
Row 1 (RS): P1, k4, p1.
Row 2 (WS): K1, p4, k1.
Row 3 (RS): P1, 2/2 LC, p1.
Row 4 (RS): K1, p4, k1.

For more tutorials from Carol Feller visit her website https://stolenstitches.com/blogs/tutorials

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