The Alternating Cable Cast On :: Cast On #20

Stitch Description

The Alternating Cable Cast On is a version of the Cable Cast On. The advantage of Cable Cast Ons is that they create a very durable edge, which is great for edges that get a lot of wear and tear, such as sweater cuffs, collars, or the bottom edge of a sweater. The difference in an Alternating Cable Cast On is that it adapts the cable cast on for ribbing.

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Materials Used

Lion's Pride Woolspun

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Takumi is light in weight with a warm natural touch. Bamboo is the ideal material for making knitting needles. The finest bamboo is used to manufacture knitting needles with accurate specifications. Each knitting needle is polished for smoothness. Practical bamboo improves with age, making these special Takumi Bamboo needles a long-lasting addition to your knitting bag.

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Pattern Instructions

  • Step 1: Make a Slip Knot and place on needle.
  • Step 2: Take other needle, and slip it into the slip knot knit-wise.
  • Step 3: Finish the knit stitch, drawing through extra slack.
  • Step 4: Place new stitch on main needle, and gently tighten.
  • Step 5: Insert needle in between the last 2 sts on the main needle from front to back.
  • Step 6: Yo and draw yarn through. Place new stitch on main needle, and gently tighten.
  • Step 7: Insert working needle between the last two sts on the working needle, from back to front.
  • Step 8: Yo and draw through. Place new stitch on main needle, and gently tighten.
  • Repeat steps 5-8 until required number of stitches is reached.

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