Cabling without a Cable Needle!

RickeScott's picture

I'm probably the last person to know about this trick, but just in case I'm not, learning this was a revelation and made cables just one more stitch instead of a chore for me. It is easy, quick and my cables made using this method look better than the ones I make with a cable needle - I think I stretch the stitches when I use a cable needle... Anyway, here is the link I happened upon that clearly shows how to do it:

Hope it is news to someone!


kiwiknitter's picture

I gave up the cable needles

I gave up the cable needles a long time ago. I much prefer to knit cables without them. No more losing the damn cable needle!

Knit like the wind!

Blankie's picture

well, this is new to me, so

well, this is new to me, so thanks for posting. makes total sense.

dandelion's picture

Thanks for the link! I

Thanks for the link! I haven't worked cables yet but have a project in my queue that calls for them. *stashes money meant for cable needle into yarn lust bank*

KilgoreTrout's picture

yeah I ditched the

yeah I ditched the cable-needle long ago. really no need for it, the other method is easier and faster....