I think of cabling as one of the quintessential skills in knitting. (How many of us were drawn to the craft by a gorgeous cabled sweater?) However, I find that many knitters are intimidated by the prospect of cabling because it either looks too difficult or the notation looks confusing. In reality, cabling is just knitting your stitches in a different order and there is a method to the cabled abbreviating and charting madness.
Pattern, Yarn, Needles and Notions
- Spindler Socks pattern by The Chilly Dog
- Schoppel Jeans Ball Yarn
- addi FlipStix and Rocket2 [Squared] knitting needles
Thanks to Skacel for providing the yarn and addi needles used in this tutorial. These products are available locally at many yarn shops and online at Makers' Mercantile.