How do you knit a cable sweater?

What is a cable knit sweater?

A cable knit sweater is a sweater that is knitted in a cable pattern. The patterns typically resemble twisted or braided ropes, and range in style from quite simple to the complicated. Originating in Ireland where they traditionally were created by hand, the sweaters are now mostly made by knitting machines.

Does cable knitting use more yarn?

You’ll need more yarn and more stitches for a cable sweater than for one of the same dimensions in a knit/purl pattern. … If you’re making a project in a repeating cable pattern, be sure to work a large enough swatch to be able to measure gauge accurately. (See How to Knit a Gauge Swatch.)

Can you knit cables in the round?

Knitted cables in the round are similar to cables knitted flat, except that the right side of the cable is always facing you as you stitch. Converting cable rows to cables in the round requires just a few simple adjustments.

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