Technical Tip Tuesday

SophieSocks

Welcome to a new regular installment to my blog where I will keep track of all the little tips and tricks that employ to help keep knitting a pleasant endeavor!

This week’s tip is about working cables on small needles. I try to avoid using a cable needle if at all possible, but I can’t seem to get the hang of cabling without a cable needle when working with sock or lace weight yarn. The stitches just drop too easily. A regular cable needle can also be cumbersome. So, I found what works for me is to use a cable needle that is a DPN one or two sizes smaller than what I’m using. That way the stitches have a little extra room to cross over so that I’m not fighting to work them. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Do you have any cable tricks up your sleeve? Let me know!

Yarn: Elle Rae
Needles: Knit Picks

Pattern: Frolic, by 2-at-a-Time Socks by Melissa Oaks

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