What You need to Know About Knitting Cables as a Beginner
You need a cable needle to knit cables.
To switch the order of the stitches on your needles, you need an additional tool called a cable needle. They come in a few shapes and sizes and although there may be benefits to each, we find it all comes down to personal preference. You can see a U-cable needle in action in the additional resources section of this guide (down below). We made a video demonstrating how to knit some basic cables.
Here are a few cable needles we’ve tried, loved and would recommend to a friend:
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If you don’t want to buy yet another notion, double pointed needles can work as a cable needle in a pinch.
In the Beginner’s Guide to Knitting Cables from B.Hooked you’ll learn the fundamentals of knitting cables every beginner needs to know.