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How to Knit a Cable Stitch (Back)

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A cable stitch produces a wonderful braid-like pattern perfect for adding visual interest to any knitting project. This guide will show you how to knit a cable that “twists” to the right. Please note: Cable panels can vary in width depending on what is required for your project. For instructional purposes, our panel will be 12 stitches across (abbreviated C12B).
What you'll need: 
Knitting wool
Knitting needles
A cable needle in a corresponding size
With the right side facing, work the row to the point where you want to add the cable panel.
Slip the next 6 stitches onto a cable needle and keep the needle at the back of the work.
Knit the following 6 stitches from the left-hand needle.
Knit the 6 stitches from the cable needle to create the braided effect.
To keep your cable panel uniform, work the same number of rows between each cable row.
Although it is helpful to use a cable needle in a size that corresponds to the gauge of your knitting project, a smaller needle or even a pencil or other similar object can be used if necessary.
When knitting the cable stitches, do not work them too tightly as this may distort the pattern, producing holes, and make the subsequent row difficult to work.


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