Cables result when stitches are knit onto the working needle in an order that differs from the order they were in on the holding needle; this can be done with or without the use of a cable needle which aids in isolating the stitches while they are being rearranged. Cable designs are worked entirely by using the basic knit and purl stitches, and can be either traveling or straight. Straight cables typically have a background stitch (such as purled stitches) with the cabled stitches being worked in Stst which are often twisted at regular row intervals. Traveling cables typically use the background as part of the cable design so that the cables are not restricted simply to going up and down and can travel across the project more freely. I provide a free download of a cable pattern for you to try your hand at cables.
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