How to knit a small simple cable without using a cable needle
In this DROPS video we show you how to knit a small simple cable/lace pattern without using a cable needle.
The pattern is knitted over 2 and 3 stitches in the width and 1 repeat in hight is 4 rows. In this video we purl around the pattern with 1 edge st at each side. The number of p st and placement of the pattern can vary in each pattern:
Row 1 (RS): 1 edge st, p3, k1, yo, k1, p3, 1 edge st
Row 2 (WS): 1 edge st, k3, p3 (p the yo between the 2 st), k3 and 1 edge st
Row 3: 1 edge st, p3, K3, pass first st worked over the other 2 so that this st is around the last 2 sts on right needle (= 1 st dec), p3 and 1 edge st
Row 4: 1 edge st, k3, p2, k3 and 1 edge st
Repeat rows 1-4.
You must read the pattern and look at the chart to be able to follow. You’ll find patterns with this technique by clicking on the pictures below.
The video above can be used in the following patterns