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How do you find cable knit patterns for free?

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Find free instructions, ideas and tutorials for creating cable patterns on knitting accessory and educational websites, such as VogueKnitting.com, Knitting-Bee.com and NewStitchADay.com. Instructions typically feature a picture of the cable pattern, its common name, and a key that explains the abbreviations and codes in the instructions. For example, "3/3 RC" denotes a three-over, three-right cross for patterns on Knitting Bee. Tutorials differ on the abbreviations used in their instructions.

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VogueKnitting.com features dozens of cable stitch patterns and provides a pattern grid that illustrates the arrangement of stitch codes with corresponding keys. The website typically presents knitting tutorials in a row-by-row format with numbered rows and a set of abbreviated directions. It is common for the directions to include between six to eight rows. After the knitter completes this sequence, she simply repeats it until the desired length is achieved.

AllFreeKnitting.com offers creative designs for cable knitting such as custom hats, which users voted among the most popular concepts on the website in 2016. As with other tutorials, the instructions outline the necessary materials and tools, such as knitting needle size, yarn weight and gauge. NewStitchADay.com offers free PDF downloads of cable stitch patterns, as well as video tutorials for both left-handed and right-handed hobbyists.

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