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How To Knit Reversible Cables

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How To Knit Reversible Cables

Liat Gat - Founder

September 18, 2011

Reversible cables are made with ribbing so that there is no "wrong side" to the project. This means a reversible-cabled scarf will look fabulous on both sides. Combine your ribbing skills with cabling to knit projects like this Palindrome scarf.

Reversible cables make a cabled scarf so much more beautiful.

Red "Palindrome" Reversible Cable Scarf by
The “Palindrome” Reversible Cable Scarf

There is absolutely no reason not to put cables on your scarf, because once you know this trick, the cables will show up on both sides and you won’t have an ugly “wrong-side” to hide.

Reversible cables, which use the special properties of ribbing to accomplish the double-sidedness, can be used on 1×1 or 2×2 rib (2×2 rib is shown in the photo above).

Here’s how to do it:

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Try out your new cabling skills on the Palindrome Scarf

In local news, I visited Cuenta Puntos, the flagship store of Araucanía Yarns in Santiago, Chile, last weekend.

You might be familiar with Araucanía’s Ranco sock yarn or their Nature Cotton. Here I got to see all their gloriously dyed yarns in every fiber combination and color.

I took home quite a bit of it! I also recorded some video on choosing yarn for the upcoming KnitFreedom video e-book Fearless Knitter.

Bulky silk-wool from Araucanía Yarns, Santiago, Chile

Since shopping for yarn can work up quite an appetite, I re-fueled on one of Chile’s most artery-clogging traditional foods – I don’t remember how to say it, but “fries, meat, sausage, and onions topped with a fried egg” doesn’t even begin to describe how obscene this dish is. Oh my!

Traditional Chilean Gross Food - Fries, meat, sausage, and egg - together!!

Recovering from this meal was one of the reasons I was late on my post this week! (sort of…) I’ll be back this Friday with a great texture addition to your sock heels.

Read More of My Journey Through Argentina:

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  1. Liat met you at Stix Saturday 10/8/11 wow! so cool to be inspired in my knitting and having a wonderful new place to get tips and new ideas. You have wonderful karisma (do you love my made up word for people like you who have karma and charisa combo going) Really enjoyed meeting you looking forward to finishing to show you the final result of the skirt.


    1. Hi Donna!

      I’m so glad you came here and checked the site out! And yes, I LOVE your word – thanks for applying it to me!! :) Good luck on your skirt, I can’t wait to see it!

  2. Happy Birthday to you . I don’t even remember how I found you but sure am
    glad I did, you truly are a knitting superstar and I am grateful for all you helpful
    suggestions. I have passed your website on to many. Keep up the good work

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