Cabling Without a Cable Needle: The Towline Hat

Whether you are working on the cozy Towline Hat or another project with knitted cables, you'll find this tutorial for working cable stitches without a cable needle helpful.

Kate Larson Jun 20, 2023 - 1 min read

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Kate demonstrates using her in-progress towline hat, as seen in her video tutorial Cabling without a Cable Needle.

I've been working on my own Towline Hat by Kerry Bullock-Ozkan using a Tunis and Shetland blend. Since I was anxious to start knitting, I grabbed some worsted-weight yarn that was left over from a cabled sweater project.

When knitting cable patterns, I almost always work without a cable needle. I find that it goes faster, and I think my work looks more consistent. Try it both ways and see what you think!

Happy knitting! — Kate

Kate Larson is editor of Spin Off Magazine.