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How to Knit the Alternating Cable Cast On

How to Knit the Alternating Cable Cast On
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How to Knit the Alternating Cable Cast On

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the alternating cable cast on. This technique for starting a project is similar to the cable cast on. It creates a nice durable edge, but has be adapted for ribbing. It’s horizontal stretch make it perfect for hat brims and sock and sweater sleeve cuffs.

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Materials Used in this Tutorial

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Imperial Yarn Erin Rain

Imperial Yarn Erin: Worsted 3-Ply

One of Imperial Stock Ranch’s newest offerings, Erin is a terrific all-around medium worsted weight yarn. It is especially nice for color work and textured stitch patterns. Available in eight colors as well as Natural and is a great choice for hand dye projects.
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Addi Natura Double Pointed Needles

Addi Natura Double Pointed Needles

Addi Natura double pointed needles are crafted from strong bamboo stock, and are smooth for effortless knitting. The are available in both 6″ and 8″ lengths!

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Skill: Advanced Beginner

Instructions

  1. Step 1

    Make a slip knot and place it on your left needle.

  2. Step 2

    Insert your right needle into the slip knot, knitwise, wrap the right needle with the working yarn, and pull through the slip knot.

  3. Step 3

    Draw some slack through the stitch. You should now have an elongated loop. Place this loop on the tip of your left needle and tighten.

  4. Step 4

    insert right needle purlwise between last 2 sts on left needle, and pull through the stitches.

  5. Step 5

    Draw some slack through the stitch. You should now have an elongated loop. Place this loop on the tip of your left needle and tighten.

  6. Step 6

    Insert your working yarn inbetween the two stitches on your needle, knitwise, wrap the right needle with the working yarn, and pull through the stitches.

  7. Step 7

    Draw some slack through the stitch. You should now have an elongated loop. Place this loop on the tip of your left needle and tighten.

  8. Tip

    The recessed sts will be purl sts, and the protruding sts will be knit
    sts.

Repeat steps 4-7 until you have cast on your desired number of stitches.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Alternating Cable Cast On
Example of the Alternating Cable Cast On (Click for Larger)

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