Video Tutorial: Increases and Decreases in Closed-loop Cable Knitting

Here’s a little video I put together showing some of the increases and decreases I like to use in closed-loop cable knitting (this is a style of cable knitting that allows you to create near-horizontal bands of cables, and closed loops – hence the name!; it’s very useful for knitting cables based on Celtic knotwork, like the cables in my hat pattern Tallorcen).

5 thoughts on “Video Tutorial: Increases and Decreases in Closed-loop Cable Knitting

    • Lucy,
      I love this pattern. I am so excited to try it. The tutorial is very helpful, but I would like to have audio with it as well as the written word. I kept looking down to read and feel as though I missed some of the technique. I am sure I will watch it several more times and that should help.
      Thanks

  1. Great video, with great, well written, clear instructions. Thank you.
    I came looking after seeing your terrific Nennir cowl on Knitty. The line here that this technique “allows you to create near-horizontal bands of cables” has me puzzled. Do you have a photo of the sort of cable you mean? The O that is demoed isn’t horizontal so I am sure I am just not getting what you intend about horizontal bands. Thanks.

    • Hey, glad you have found the video helpful!

      “Near-horizontal bands” is perhaps not the best way to describe it. What I meant is that you can create the effect of a band of stockinette (for example, 2 ksts against a purl background) emerging from the purl background and running almost horiztonally. So, like a V shape but with the arms of the V stretched out. The initial increases make the point of the V, and then you can subsequently control the angle of the arms of the V depending on how many cables you perform on the resulting 2 bands of 2 ksts (so in this example I don’t perform any subsequent cables after making the increase, and so the arms of the V just go straight up). I hope that clarifies things – apologies for the slightly ambiguous wording!

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