How To Knit Mock Cables
What is a mock cable? It's a way of creating a twisted-stitch pattern, like cables, but without removing stitches from the needle. Just make sure you have pointy needles.
This video is by special request - KnitFreedom forum member Ginny requested a video showing mock cables.
Thanks, Ginny! I love getting requests and suggestions like this.
Written instructions are below the video:
MC2 - Mock cable 2
MC3 - Mock cable 3
CO 8 sts
Row 1 (RS): P1, k2, p1, k3, p1
Row 2 and all even rows: k1, p3, k1, p2, k1
Row 3: p1, MC2, p1, MC3, p1
Row 5: p1, MC2, p1, k3, p1
Row 7: p1, MC2, p1, MC3, p1
Repeat rows 2-7.
As you can see, the 2-stitch mock cable is worked every RS (right-side) row. The 3-stitch mock cable is worked EVERY OTHER RS row.
Here's a cute and quick pattern that uses mock cables: Mock Cable Hand Warmers
In local news, we are all following the progress of the Argentinian team in the Copa America, which is actually being played in Argentina this time around.
Expectations are high, seeing as how the best player in the world is on our team...
During the first two games, the newly-assembled team of Argentinian all-stars from around the world failed to deliver (both games tied 0-0).
Last Wednesday, however, they finally creamed Costa Rica 3-0, which was much more satisfactory.
And, if you want to really get a taste of the extent to which fúbol fans here love their teams and hate to see them lose, check out this video.
I watched the game that this guy is watching - it was bad.
Read More of My Journey Through Argentina:
- The Next Post: How to Knit a Hemmed Edge, and Spanish Knitting Magazines
- From The Beginning: My First Adventures In Argentina
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