How many extra stitches do you need for cable?

Standard or rope cables are the most basic cables. They generally cross stitches predictably up a single column of stitches. You can make a rope cable over almost any even number of stitches from two to twelve — or more. (To see how it’s done, check out How to Knit Standard Cable Stitch [Rope Cable].)

Why do I keep adding extra stitches?

The most common reasons that extra stitches occur are either accidental yarn overs and inadvertent knitting into space between stitches. An “accidental yarn over” occurs when you bring your yarn to the front of the work (as opposed to keeping it in the back).

How many rows are in between cables?

Standard cables have the same number of plain rows between turning rows as there are stitches in the cable. If the cable is 6 stitches wide, for example, you work the turning row every 6 rows.

What does Cable 4 back mean?

The Cable Four Back (C4B)

The Cable Four Back is a traditional cable stitch. … The Cable Four Back uses the abbreviation C4B, the 4 standing for the four stitches involved in the completed cable. The B is for Back or behind, explaining where your cable needle will go when you are working to create the twist.

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