How To Knit Mock Cables

What is a mock cable? It's a way of creating a twisted-stitch pattern, like cables, but without removing stitches from the needle. Just make sure you have pointy needles.

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This video is by special request - KnitFreedom forum member Ginny requested a video showing mock cables.

Thanks, Ginny! I love getting requests and suggestions like this.

Written instructions are below the video:

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What is a mock cable? It's a way of creating a twisted-stitch pattern, like cables, but without removing stitches from the needle. Just make sure you have pointy needles. This video is by special request - KnitFreedom forum member Ginny requested a video showing mock cables. Thanks, Ginny! I love ge

Abbreviations:

MC2 - 2-Stitch Mock Cable: Knit into the second stitch on the left-hand needle. Knit into the first st on the left-hand needle. Let both sts slip from the left-hand needle to the right.

MC3 - 3-Stitch Mock Cable: Knit into the third stitch on the left-hand needle. Knit into the second st on the left-hand needle. Knit into the first st on the left-hand needle. Let all 3 sts slip from the left-hand needle to the right.

CO 8 sts
Row 1 (RS): P1, k2, p1, k3, p1
Row 2 and all even rows: k1, p3, k1, p2, k1
Row 3: p1, MC2, p1, MC3, p1
Row 5: p1, MC2, p1, k3, p1
Row 7: p1, MC2, p1, MC3, p1
Repeat rows 2-7.

As you can see, the 2-stitch mock cable is worked every RS (right-side) row. The 3-stitch mock cable is worked EVERY OTHER RS row.

Here's a cute and quick pattern that uses mock cables: Mock Cable Hand Warmers


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Related Course: Mastering Cables

Anyone can knit cables - just cross your stitches according to the chart or pattern. But you'll need the best tips and tricks learn to cable easily and efficiently.

In this cabling-for-beginners class, you'll learn to cable with or without a cable needle, follow a cable chart, and fix common and not-so-common cable-knitting mistakes. All while knitting a fashionable pair of super-bulky legwarmers with buttons.




3 thoughts on “How To Knit Mock Cables”

  1. Dear Liat
    You are on of the best teacher I have ever met lots of them beeing one myself. the lessons is done in the best and clear way thank you very much. The one on mending socks was so very helpfull to me and others of course, as I am knitting socks for more then 30 years I have lot to mend and I had done it in diffrent ways even with the wodden mushrom I inharited thank you very much for prseanting us with lots of good ways that are so helpfull.
    Have a nice Passover
    lea

    1. Lea –

      You are so sweet. Thank you for the very sweet compliments! I’m so glad that my lessons are clear and easy to understand. It’s great to be able to fix your socks, isn’t it? :)

      I hope you have a wonderful Passover, too! (And Happy Knitting.)

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