View Full Version : What cables are these?

11-02-2008, 11:33 AM

I saw this hat at Walmart and I really like it but I'm not paying $10 or so for something I can make. My question is what are the different cables used?

11-02-2008, 12:16 PM
Just break them down, cables are knitting sts out of order with a cross to the right or left.
from the left, the first is a 4 or 6 st cable with a twist to the right (put 2 or 3 sts on a holder, hold in back, knit from needle, then knit from holder) the smaller one is 4 with I think 1 st put on holder, p1, k1, then k 1 from holder. The next one is like the first. I do think the k1 p1 ribbing may be carried up through the cables and it could be the larger cable is over 5 sts - put 2 on a holder, k2, p1, k2 from the holder. Why don't you take some scrap yarn and play around with various ways of doing this and see if you come up with something like it.

11-02-2008, 03:00 PM
Knitting on the Net (http://www.knittingonthenet.com/stitches.htm) has a great stitch dictionary. Scroll down for cables.

Also, try Lion's (http://cache.lionbrand.com/stitchFinder.html) stitch dictionary.

11-02-2008, 04:44 PM
I was in WM today and saw them. Let me revise my directions.
Starting from the left, the 1st cable is over 5 sts - 3 to the back, k2, k3 from holder. The next is over 3 sts - 2 sts held to the back, k1, k2. The big one is over 6 sts and the setup is k2, p2, k2. Hold 4 sts to the back, k2, then p2, k2 from the holder.