Horizontal Cable Tutorial by Teresa de Roulet

Horizontal Cable Tutorial

July 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

I love Celtic interlacing, and cables of all kinds. The true, horizontal two-stitch cable has been the holy grail for me for about two years. Actually, a better metaphor would be the four-minute mile, as you’ll see. Various work-arounds have been tried: knitting a cable, turning the knitting horizontally, then picking up stitches to knit away from it; applied I-cord, duplicate-stitching a cable horizontally after the project has been knitted, Russian Long Stitch, vikkel braids, etc.

Now you can turn a single cable sideways and upright again, creating all sorts of design possibilities previously only imagined.

This is my first go at the tutorial; if there are confusing parts, I’will be happy to improve it. At some point, I may be brave enough to do a video tutorial.