Funny Cable Increase — For Julie

This is for the other Julie McC. (yes, I used to be one too), who is having trouble with a cable increase that I had trouble with recently.

They tell you to knit into the front and back of a stitch and then find the vertical strand below it and knit into that. Wha….?

I eventually did figure out what I was supposed to be knitting into, or at least it worked, so here goes.

This is what it looks like after you’ve knitted into the front and back of the stitch.

KFB(if you click through to the Flickr page, then mouse over the picture a little note will pop up)

Tug down on the work and the strand will be more obvious:

KFB (again, Flickr has the spot highlighted).

Then you pick up the strand and pretend it’s a stitch, knitting into it as usual.

Picking Up the Vertical Strand

2 thoughts on “Funny Cable Increase — For Julie

  1. jknitsmith

    Oh, you sound like my mother (about the reward being great in heaven, i.e. not now, don’t get your hopes up!)

    And allow me to introduce Knit Picks Harmony Options. They really are lovely and I have it on good authority that they’re introducing a straight version later in the year. I am thrilled, as I do like a nice straight needle to stick in my armpit for faster sweater knitting.

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