The Alternating Cable Cast On is a version of the Cable Cast On. The advantage of Cable Cast Ons is they create a very durable edge, which is great for projects that get a lot of wear and tear, such as sweater cuffs, collars, or the bottom hem of a sweater.
The difference in an Alternating Cable Cast On is that it adapts the cable cast on for ribbing. With this technique you’ll switch back and forth while creating the cast on edge. This situates the stitches in an optimal way for ribbing. You can use this technique for any type of rib sequence, be it 1×1, 1×2, 2×2, 2×4, etc.
Difficulty: 3 of 5
Also Known As: Ribbed Cable Cast On
Bind Off Match: Bind off in pattern
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Repeat steps 5-8 until required number of stitches is reached.
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