Are You a Cable Knitting Master?



9 Questions

What is cable knitting?

What is used to hold stitches in cable knitting while other stitches are knitted?

What type of fabric does cable knitting produce?

What type of stitch is used to surround cables in cable knitting?

What direction can cables have in cable knitting?

How many cables should cross each other completely in a single row in cable knitting?

What are some examples of cable textures in cable knitting?

What are Aran sweaters made of in cable knitting?

How can cable patterns be varied in cable knitting?


Cable knitting is a technique where stitches are crossed to create textures and patterns in knitting. Stitches are transferred to a cable needle, safety pin, or fingers to be held while other stitches are knitted. Cable knitting produces a less flexible and denser fabric than typical knitting. Cables are done in stocking stitch and surrounded by reverse stocking stitch to make them stand out. Cable direction can have a left or right slant. Two cables should cross each other completely in a single row. Cables are often used to make braid patterns, such as the Celtic princess braid. Cable patterns can be invented by changing the number of cables, their separations, amplitudes, shapes, and relative positions. Cable textures include the deep honeycomb, Y-shape, and horseshoe crab patterns. Aran sweaters consist of panels of different cable patterns.


Test Your Cable Knitting Skills: Take Our Quiz and Learn More About This Textured Technique! Are you a fan of the classic Aran sweater or fascinated by the intricate patterns of cable knitting? If so, take our quiz to test your knowledge of cable knitting techniques, patterns, and textures. From the basics of cable direction to more advanced braid patterns, this quiz will challenge your skills. You'll learn about the tools needed for cable knitting, the differences between cable knitting and other types of knitting

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