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Cable stitch – easy knitting tutorial

Cables are very popular in knitting. There’re so many cable types from the very straight forward to the very intricate.

This video demonstrates a basic cable going into 2 different directions.

Check it out.

In knitting speak, to make the piece in the video:

  1. Cast on 21 stitches
  2. Row 1: p3, k6, p3, k6, p3
  3. Row 2: k3, p6, k3, p6, k3.
  4. Alternate 1 and 2 for 4 or 6 rows and on the next row do the cable twists.

Do you know how to knit, purl and cast on? Here’s a reminder.

How to knit and purl to make stockinette stitch

Cast on

Abbreviations on patterns

Cable stitch video tutorial

Seed stitch – easy knitting tutorial

So far we’ve learned to cast on, garter stitch, slipped stitch and bind of or cast off, stockinette and rib stitch.

If you know how to do rib stitch you also know how to do seed stitch. It’s basically the same but you start with the other stitch.

Check it out.

Now put into practice all the knitting you’ve learned so far.

Cast on some stitches on your needle. For instance 35 or 40 stitches, stretch them a bit on your needle to see if that’s the width you’d like your scarf to be.

If too wide, undo a few. If too narrow add a few more stitches.

Knit as many rows as you need for a scarf in seed stitch and when done bind off the piece as you learned above.

Abbreviations on patterns

Rib stitch – easy knitting tutorial

So far we’ve learned to cast on, garter stitch, slipped stitch, bind of or cast off and stockinette stitch.

Time to learn another basic stitch: rib stitch. You basically already know how to do this stitch. It uses two basic stitches, knit and purl.

Check it out!

Abbreviations on patterns

Rib stitch video tutorial

Stockinette stitch – easy knitting tutorial

So far we’ve learned to cast on, garter stitch, slipped stitch and bind of or cast off.

Now you’re ready to learn purl.

Let’s start!

Now put into practice all the knitting you’ve learned so far.

Cast on some stitches on your needle. For instance 35 or 40 stitches, stretch them a bit on your needle to see if that’s the width you’d like your scarf to be.

If too wide, undo a few. If too narrow add a few more stitches.

Knit as many rows as you need for a scarf in stockinette stitch and when done bind off the piece as you learned above.

Abbreviations on patterns

Stockinette stitch video tutorial

Cast off or bind off – easy knitting tutorial

So far we’ve learned to cast on, garter stitch and slipped stitch with garter stitch.

To get better at knitting it’s essential to practice as much as possible.

Typical issues when you start are knitting too tightly, adding stitches or dropping stitches.

With time all these issues disappear.

You can still make it easier for yourself while you’re starting out by using larger needles than required so that your piece isn’t as tight.

Also use quite plain yarn in light colours so you can see the yarn better as you knit.

And if you drop a stitch the best option at the start is to undo all the way to where you dropped your stitch and pick up your stitches from there.

Start with something small such as a scarf for a doll or for yourself in garter stitch. Once you’re confident with the stitch you’re ready to learn purl.

Let’s learn how to finish off a knitting piece in a straight line.

Now put into practice all the knitting you’ve learned so far.

Cast on some stitches on your needle. For instance 35 or 40 stitches, stretch them a bit on your needle to see if that’s the width you’d like your scarf to be.

If too wide, undo a few. If too narrow add a few more stitches.

Knit as many rows as you need for a scarf in garter stitch and when done bind off the piece as you learned above.

Abbreviations on patterns