A Cable A Day: Standard Rope Cables

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A Cable A Day

I am so excited to be partnering with the awesome folks at Storey Publishing to celebrate the release of Cable Left, Cable Right by Judith Durant with a week-long “Cable a Day” event! Each day this week we will be sharing knit cable patterns right from the book and wrapping it up Friday with a giveaway. So grab your needles and get ready to try out the awesome patterns we have in store.

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Let’s start the week off with a standard rope cable pattern. Both left-crossing and right-crossing styles are included below.

Standard Rope Cables

Excerpted from Cable Left, Cable Right © 2016 by Judith Durant. Photo by Mars Vilaubi. Used with permission by Storey Publishing.

STANDARD ROPE CABLES

Rope cables can cross to the left or to the right. They are made in exactly the same way, except where you hold the stitches on the cable needle. You’ll note that some of the patterns begin with a setup row worked on the wrong side. This is an option I sometimes employ, usually when transitioning from a ribbing.

 

Left-Crossing Cable

Here is a 6-stitch cable that crosses to the left, meaning that 3 stitches move from right to left over 3 other stitches. As outlined in chapter 1, this means that the 3 stitches placed on the cable needle are held in front. This cable, 3 over 3 Left, is abbreviated 3/3L.

Left-Crossing Cable

3 over 3 Left (3/3L)

Left-Crossing Cable

Right-Crossing Cable

Here is a 6-stitch cable that crosses to the right, meaning that 3 stitches move from left to right over 3 other stitches.As outlined in chapter 1, this means that the 3 stitches placed on the cable needle are held in back. This cable, 3 over 3 Right, is abbreviated 3/3R.

Right-Crossing Cable

3 over 3 Right (3/3R)

Right-Crossing Cable
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5 Responses to A Cable A Day: Standard Rope Cables

  1. Deborah Wilt March 17, 2017 at 10:51 am #

    I love anything cabled. Have not made a sweater yet, but am going to tackle that one day.

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