Cable Knitting

Lately I have been obsessed with cable knitting.  Adding cables to your work is sure to impress.  Cables look complicated and intricate, and they add texture and beauty to your knitting.  Once you learn how to knit a basic cable you will realize how easy they actually are, and you will be hooked.

Here are some great resources that I have researched for you to help you learn how to knit cables.

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New Stitch a Day

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This site offers free short video tutorials on all kinds of knitting and crochet stitches.  They have an entire section dedicated to knitting cables.  Its a great resource for learning new stitches and the short vidoes are great if you don’t have the time to set aside for an entire class.  And best of all, they are all for free!

Here is a link to their cable knitting section:  New Stitch a Day Cables and Arans

Craftsy Online Classes

Cable Knitting

Craftsy offers a variety of online classes, but you do have to pay for them.  However, I think its worth it if you are looking for excellent close-up instruction and video training.  Here is what I love about Craftsy’s online classes:

  • Once you purchase a class, your access to it will never expire.
  • If you are not happy with the class, they have a 100% money back guarantee
  • You can watch the classes on your own schedule.

Craftsy has two online classes that teach cable knitting:

  1. Explorations in Cables – This is a great introduction to cable knitting.  It teaches the fundamentals and then goes on to advanced techniques and troubleshooting.
  2. Infinite Cables – A more intermediate cable knitting class that focuses on Celtic cables.

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Cable Knitting Books

I love buying books on knitting that I can reference whenever and wherever I am.  There’s really nothing that can compare to an actual hard copy of a book that you can add to your knitting library.  Here are some of the best books I have found on cable knitting.

This is a great beginner guide to knitting cables, but also has some great patterns for intermediate cable knitters.  The book also teaches how to read charted knitting patterns, which is a skill that you will use for all kinds of knitting.


This book is great for complete beginners to cable knitting. In addition to demystifying cable knitting, there is also a section on mock cables. Once you learn the technique, each chapter has patterns for you to practice your new skills on.


This looks to be a great reference book for cable stitches.  Its perfect for anyone who wants to incorporate cable knitting into their own knitting designs.  The book has not been released yet, but I cannot wait to get my hands on it!

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