How many extra stitches do you need for cable?
To start a cable pattern
If you’re adding a cable(s) to an uncabled sweater pattern, for every 4 stitches in the planned cable(s), add 1 or 2 stitches to the number of stitches to cast on. (For step-by-step instructions for casting on, see How to Use the Cable Cast-On Method.)
What is cable knit used for?
It is very wide and solid, and is usually used as a decorative centrepiece in a design, rather than as part of the pattern as cables usually are. Any more than 6 Cables are rarely used as they are very wide and complex. Cable knitting generally looks like two vertical strips of knitting that are intertwined.
Is thick or thin yarn easier for crochet?
Most people find that yarn, which is thicker than thread (see more sizing information below), is easier to work with than crochet thread. That said, there are certainly crocheters who’ve jumped right into working with crochet thread from the beginning.
Does cable needle size matter?
Does Cable Needle Size Matter? Not really, as mentioned above, people sometimes use paperclips as cable needles. However, make sure the cable needle isn’t too big, as that creates saggy stitches, and you don’t want that.