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How to Knit a Cable Stitch (Front)

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A cable panel – a unique braid-like pattern – adds an extra “twist” to any knitting project. This guide will show you how to produce a cable that winds to the left. Please note: These instructions are for a panel that is 8 stitches across (abbreviated C8F). Cable panel width will vary from project to project.
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 the cable panel will begin.
2: 
Slip the next 4 stitches onto a cable needle, keeping the needle at the front of the work.
3: 
Knit the following 4 stitches from the left-hand needle.
4: 
Knit the 4 stitches from the cable needle to create the crossover effect.
Tips: 
Work an equal number of rows between each cable row to keep your cable panel uniform.
If you do not have a cable needle in a size that corresponds to your knitting project, try using a smaller needle or other similar object (such as a pencil).
Warnings: 
Working the cable stitches too tightly can produce holes in your project or make the next row difficult to work.

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