How do you do a cable stitch in knitting UK?

How many rows are in between cables?

Standard cables have the same number of plain rows between turning rows as there are stitches in the cable. If the cable is 6 stitches wide, for example, you work the turning row every 6 rows.

Does cable needle size matter?

Does Cable Needle Size Matter? Not really, as mentioned above, people sometimes use paperclips as cable needles. However, make sure the cable needle isn’t too big, as that creates saggy stitches, and you don’t want that.

What does t3f mean in knitting?

t3f = slip 2 stitches to a cable needle and hold at the front of the work, purl 1, then knit 2 from the cable needle. t3b = slip 1 stitch to a cable needle and hold at the back of the work, knit 2, then purl 1 from the cable needle.

What can I use instead of a cable needle?

4 ways to cable without a cable needle

  • Use a pencil. Or a toothpick or a chop stick or any roughly needle-sized clean object. …
  • Pinch and slip. …
  • No pinch! …
  • Knit the twist in.
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