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From a pattern by Jenny Deters' book - Unique Fancy Sock Patterns.

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April 14th. Seriously.

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CABLE STITCH - Part 3 of 3

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CABLE STITCH - Part 2 of 3

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CABLE STITCH - Part I of 3
My post about cable knitting on the CSM was very general. Here is some further info for those that want to try it. I'll illustrate with a sample swatch (rather than full sock) and I'll spread the photos over three posts in case folks are on country-high-speed (like me).

Depending on the yarn you are using - and the amount of stretch in it - you may need to back off your tension a bit for this work. With standard sock yarns I loosen about 1/4 turn.

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I've tried to explain each photo/step with notes right on the picture. The photos are sequenced A, B, C etc.

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Fortissima Mexiko Cotton Stretch - in colourway 'Reef'.

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The two single Gotland x Wensleydale lambs born Mar 7th and 21st are growing like weeds.

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What a difference a day makes.

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A happy puppy this week. Jonah and I usually have long walk 6 or 7 days a week. Last week being Easter I had a very heavy choir schedule and Jonah got the short end of the stick. He's very happy to be back on routine this week.

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Lorna's Laces Zombie BBQ

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To create a 4 stitch cable pattern - transfer each stitch according to the picture - move the stitches in sequence from beginning location (top row of numbers) onto the corresponding needle in the lower row of numbers.

The two purl stitches before and after the cable pattern are optional but do set off the look of the cable nicely IMO.

In my example I've centered the cable on the red hash mark and did the same opposite side, but you can put them where ever suits.

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If you want to vary the cable, you can alter transfer sequence to 3,4,1,2 instead of 1,2,3,4. The key is to do it the same each time, and to do in on every round.

This is time consuming but is fun and not difficult. A good hand knitter could likely knock a sock off faster, but I don't knit with sticks 🙂

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