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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
1: 
With the right side facing, work the row to the point where you want to add the cable panel.
2: 
Slip the next 6 stitches onto a cable needle and keep the needle at the back of the work.
3: 
Knit the following 6 stitches from the left-hand needle.
4: 
Knit the 6 stitches from the cable needle to create the braided effect.
Tips: 
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.
Warnings: 
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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