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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
With the right side facing, work the row to the point where the cable panel will begin.
Slip the next 4 stitches onto a cable needle, keeping the needle at the front of the work.
Knit the following 4 stitches from the left-hand needle.
Knit the 4 stitches from the cable needle to create the crossover effect.
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).
Working the cable stitches too tightly can produce holes in your project or make the next row difficult to work.


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