CA­BLE RIGHT/BACK

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To make a right lean­ing ca­ble you hold the ca­ble nee­dle at the back of the work as you make the ca­ble – that’s why it’s also known as the ca­ble back stitch. You may find this stitch more straight­for­ward to work than the ca­ble left. When work­ing a ca­ble stitch be gen­tle as you hold the yarn, if you hold it too tightly you’ll make a hole. 1 Slip two stitches onto your ca­ble nee­dle as for C4L/F. You can hold the ca­ble nee­dle at the front to do this if it’s eas­ier, but re­mem­ber to then move it to the back of your work. Yarn comes in dif­fer­ent thick­nesses, known as weights. Some yarns will in­clude the yarn weight in the name (eg, Rowan Su­perwash Merino DK), but some weights have sev­eral dif­fer­ent names!

If you want to swap the yarn sug­gested in a pat­tern for a dif­fer­ent one, the best way to do this is to find a yarn of the same ten­sion. It is im­por­tant to re­mem­ber that there may be more or less me­ter­age in the yarn you are swap­ping. So a pat­tern call­ing for 10 balls of dou­ble knit yarn at 100m per ball (1000m of yarn in to­tal) will need 13 balls of a sub­sti­tuted dou­ble knit yarn which only has 80m per ball. If you only use 10 balls you’ll be 200m short!

The finest yarn weights all use sim­i­lar nee­dle sizes, and for lacy pat­terns may be knit­ted on much larger nee­dles too. All

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! 2 Knit the next two stitches on your left hand nee­dle, leav­ing the stitches on your ca­ble nee­dle at the re­verse of your work.

NAMES

Lace 3ply 4ply/ fin­ger­ing/sock Baby/sport/ light DK

DK (dou­ble

Worsted/ light aran

Aran

Chunky

Su­per

knit)

chunky Typ­i­cal nee­dle size 2.25mm to 3.25mm 2.25mm to 3.25mm

2.25mm to 3.25mm

3.75mm

4mm

4.5mm

4.5mm to 5mm

6mm to 8mm

9mm up­wards 3 Now insert your right hand nee­dle into the first stitch on the ca­ble nee­dle, and knit it, and the fol­low­ing stitch off the ca­ble nee­dle. You should now have two twisted stitches that lean right. Typ­i­cal ten­sion to 10cm or 4in square

34

32

28

24

22

20

18

14

10

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sts

sts

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and

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and

and

and

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42

40

36

32

30

28

24

19

12

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