How to Count Cable Rows

Tuesday Tip: How to Count Cable Rows











Tuesday Tip copyWe all know how annoying it is to cross a cable on the wrong row. Although I teach how to fix that in Advanced Knitting Fixes, it’s so much nicer to avoid the mistake!

How to Count Cable Rows

Check a completed cable cross

Sometimes we come back to a project after a while and we don’t remember what row the cable cross was on.

#1 – Where the cable crosses, it creates a hole. Insert a dpn through the hole.

#2 – Put the tip of the dpn through the center of the last stitch on the cable on the cross row.

#3 – Repeat with a second dpn at the top of the cable cross.


#4 – Now you can just count the rows between the dpns. The cable crosses every 8th row!

Knitting in Progress

Sometimes we are in the middle of knitting and forget what row we’re on . . . is it time for the cable cross?


#1 Insert dpn in the last cable cross.


#2 Count the rows above . . . nope, I’m only on the sixth row, still 2 more rows to go

For more cable tricks enjoy Explorations in Cables.

Explorations in Cables

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