All a cable needle does is hold the stitches so they don't unravel while you're working them. Sometimes cable needles are grooved or shaped with a bump so that the yarn stays on there better. They can also be easier to knit directly off of (it's easier to slip the stitches back to the left hand needle for working them with some of your improvised needles, like a flimsy coffee stirrer. I like things I can knit right off of because it's faster.)
OTN: - Tree of Life afghan, socks, afghan for Dad, Tura Maeve baby dress, alpaca Winter Mountains scarf, Frida poncho
Recently FO- Quinn cabled bag, Evangeline fingerless gloves (2 pairs), Topknot baby hats, pompom & earflap hats, 8 pairs of socks, Baby Folkwear Caftan, Debbie Bliss Baby Shawl (blanket)
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