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KnittinGal
05-05-2013, 03:31 PM
Hello!

A relatively new knitting friend of mine was asking me... is there a way to knit cables sideways? In other words, horizontally? She was wanting to know so that she could put them along the bottom of a garment, like a sweater. Am I right in guessing that the only way to do that would be to knit a cabled strip and knit it to the bottom (picking up stitches)?

Thanks,
KG ;)

Jan in CA
05-05-2013, 04:50 PM
I think you can use increases and decreases to make them slant, but for horizontal you'd do a cable strip and then pick up stitches. Cables are less stretchy I think so keep that in mind on a garment.

salmonmac
05-05-2013, 05:19 PM
Yes Knitting Daily just had a show with a cable hat which is knit from bottom to top but has horizontal cables. Just as Jan said, it's done with increases and decreases.
ETA: episode 913, endless loop cables (http://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/kdtv_series_900/archive/2012/07/10/episode-913-shape-up.aspx).

GrumpyGramma
05-05-2013, 08:18 PM
Yes Knitting Daily just had a show with a cable hat which is knit from bottom to top but has horizontal cables. Just as Jan said, it's done with increases and decreases.
ETA: episode 913, endless loop cables (http://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/kdtv_series_900/archive/2012/07/10/episode-913-shape-up.aspx).


Very interesting, thanks for the link. Are those true cables or faux cables? Either way, it looks like a horizontal cable. Pretty cool.