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Nalu Mitts by Leila Raabe

Hey! I’m a knitting newbie, I’ve only been knitting about a year now. Are cables crazy hard? Do you know of a good tutorial online? Thanks

Hello! I’m so sorry I didn’t see this message until now!

Actually, cables aren’t crazy hard at all! I personally thought that learning how to read charted cable patterns was a bit tricky, though. Here are some cool tutorials that I hope you find useful:

Cabling tutorial with GIFs
A very detailed cabling video tutorial
An up-close picture cabling tutorial
A video on cable charts
Amazingly thorough written tutorial on charts

If you only have a few stitches that you’re cabling, you might find it easier to slip the stitches (purlwise) from the cable needle back to the left hand needle and then knit them, rather than just knitting them from the cable needle.

And if you’re looking to try out your newfound awesome cable skills:

Five different twisty cables
The Staghorn Cable
A bunch of different cables
Braided Knit Headband
Garter Cable Wristlets
Reversible Big Cable Scarf
Pumpkin Spice
One Cable Mitts

Thank you for asking, and I hope you have a great day!

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