Cables

Cabling without a Cable Needle

2/2 LC 

How to Left Cross a 2/2 Cable Without a Cable Needle

Worked over 4 stitches you will be crossing 2 stitches over 2 stitches to create a left slanting cable.

1. Leaving the next 2 stitches on the left-hand needle, bring the right hand needle around the back and slip into the back the loops of the 2 following stitches.

2. Transfer these 2 stitches to the right hand needle by using your right thumb to hold the first 2 stitches in place and pulling the left hand needle out of all 4 stitches. 

3. Pick up the 2 live stitches with the left hand needle, and then transfer the other 2 stitches to the left hand needle too.

4. Knit these 4 stitches as normal and continue as per pattern.

2/2 RC 

How to Right Cross a 2/2 Cable Without a Cable Needle

Worked over 4 stitches you will be crossing 2 stitches over 2 stitches to create a right slanting cable.

1. Pinch the next 4 stitches together to hold them in place whilst you slide the left hand needle out of all 4 stitches.

2. Bring the left hand needle around the back of the stitches and pick up the second set of 2 stitches and place them on the needle.

3. Still pinching the first set of stitches, bring the left hand needle back round to the front and slide into the live stitches.

4. Knit these 4 stitches as normal and continue as per pattern.