Cables are a great way to take your knitting (and crochet) to the next level. Using a cable needle (or double pointed needle), stitches are worked to create an overlapping motif that adds a braided or rope-like element to your project. While you could add cables to just about everything you make, these patterns really shine on tops, afghans, and hats. Incorporating cables into your knits gives your projects a touch of elegance, and makes each piece unique.
Knitting cables is easier than it looks! Check out a few of our resources — we’ll help you get started.:
We have 24 cables to choose from in our Stitchfinder. You can learn how to do them step by step, and be able to make them when your pattern calls for it!
|Ring of Fire||Ice Storm||Seven Sisters|
Once you’ve got basic cable techniques down, try your hand at a new pattern! Below, a few of our favorite cabled projects.
|Knit Galway Poncho made with Fishermen’s Wool®||Knit Cable Delight Shrug made with LB Collection® Baby Alpaca||Knit Chatsworth Poncho made with Vanna’s Choice®|
|Knit Cables and Ridges Hat made with Country®||Knit Cabled Hat made with Heartland® Thick & Quick®||Knit Chunky Cabled Hat made with Heartland® Thick & Quick®|