The cable stitch is another type of crossed
stitch. Instead of two adjacent stitches switches
places, two groups of stitches switch places.
Generally, they are symmetrical but you will see
asymmetrical cables. Cable stitches differ from each
other by the number of stitches in the width, the
number of rows between crossings, and the number of
background stitches between crossings. Cable stitches
also can decrease the width of the fabric by up to
1/3 of Stockinette stitch.
There are limitations on the loom with cable stitches.
Large cables (greater than 6-stitch width) are
difficult to do. Some loomers choose to setup the row
ahead of time with an elongated stitch which will work
but it is not considered appropriate by needle knitting
standards because the stitch is too loose. How you
choose to work cables is an individual choice. Because
some loom knitters are entering their fabric into
judging contests, the needle knitting standard way is
See crossed stitches
to determine which group of stitches is front
and which is back in the cable stitch.
Move the wraps that will be front onto a
cable needle or stitch holder.
Move the wraps that will be on bottom over
to the empty pegs in the same order they are
You may have to step each wrap over peg by
peg depending on how tightly you wrap.
Place the wraps you are holding on the
cable needle or stitch holder onto the now
empty pegs in the same order that they were
You may have to step each wrap on and more
over peg by peg depending on how tightly