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Cables and Twists

20m 28s • Advanced • 4 lessons

Raised cables and twists are a popular way to add bold texture to knitting and are worked in different ways, as you'll see here. It looks fantastic on garments and homewares alike, plus it's easier than it first appears.

Course created by

Neti Love & Julie Peasgood

Raised cables and twists are a popular way to add bold texture to knitting and are worked in different ways, as you'll see here. It looks fantastic on garments and homewares alike, plus it's easier than it first appears.

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Cables and Twists

Course Overview

Price

Price

Included with Let’s Knit Together membership

Instructor

Instructor

Neti Love & Julie Peasgood

Duration

Duration

20m 28s

Lessons

Lessons

4

Difficulty

Difficulty

Advanced

What you need

What you need

A pair of straight single-pointed knitting needles; a ball of yarn; a cable needle

Course Lessons ( 4 )

  • 1. How to: work cables (C4F/C4B)

    09:21

    To knit a cable, you'll temporarily hold a specified number of stitches at the front (F) or back (B) of your knitting, while you work others – the method is the same. This swaps the order and creates the twist effect.

  • 2. How to: work a left twist stitch

    5:34

    There are lots of different twist stitches, usually worked over against a contrast background, and often as a column of stitches for extra effect. Here, we’re creating a left twist, without a cable needle.

  • 3. How to: work a right twist stitch

    5:22

    Twist stitches come in all sorts of variations, usually worked over against a contrast background, and often as a column of stitches for a textured section. Here we’re going to create a right twist, without a cable needle.

  • 4. How to: work a cable cast on

    3:54

    For a neat and firm cast on, the cable cast on is a good bet. It is discrete and forms a narrow roll of stitches on the cast-on edge, so works well if you’re going to be working in stocking stitch.

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