How to Cable Without a Cable Needle

Ready to streamline your cable knitting? Enter cabling without a cable needle! It’s true - it can be done, and it’s not as scary as it may seem. Need to practice your cables first? Watch how to C4B & C4F

I do want to recommend using a sport to worsted non-superwash yarn, there’s lots of reasons for this, but mostly, the way superwash yarn is treated makes it slippery.. dropping stitches is never any fun. The slight toothless of a non-superwash yarn let's it stick to itself, just in case you loose a stitch in the pinch and shuffle method. Also, you can absolutely do this with thinner yarns, but I’d recommend starting with a thicker yarn first.

The pattern for this particular cable is:

Row 1 (RS): k4

Row 2 (WS): p4

Row 3: C4B or C4F

Row 4: p4

Repeat rounds 1-4 

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