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How to Knit Cables for Beginners

Beautifully knit cables have drawn crafters to learn how to knit for years. Today let’s learn how to knit cables. At its very basic structure, cables are formed from knitting stitches out of order over several rows. In this tutorial, we will show you how to knit a standard cable stitch, also called a rope cable. We write this in our pattern with a C for cable, the number of stitches that will be a part of the cable (in this tutorial, we are knitting 4), and F or B for where we will hold the stitches; altogether it will look like C4F or C4B, which you would find in the Special Stitches section of Mary Maxim Patterns. If you are working a pattern, make sure to read all stitch instructions thoroughly because they can change slightly depending on the pattern.

How to Purl

How to Purl for Beginners

We are getting ready for a really fun Sampler Stitch Project and really want to make it available for all experience levels to join in on the fun. So far, we have covered How to Cast On with the Long Tail Cast On, How to Knit, and now How to Purl.

How to Cast On knitting

How to Cast On Knitting

Most of our knit projects on the blog begin with the Long Tail Cast On also known as the Double Cast On. It’s one of the most versatile, popular, and most recognizable cast ons. It provides a firm edge with just enough elasticity for a variety of projects and is excellent for beginners.

How to knit the Seersucker Stitch

The Seersucker stitch combination creates a beautiful diamond texture in the fabric of your work.  It’s a simple stitch combination and all you really need is to know how to cast on, how to knit and how to purl.  If you can do that, and love texture then, this is the stitch for you.

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