For some patterns a cable needle can be fiddly and slow you down! Here’s how to do left and right crossing cables without a cable needle. It works best for cables that are only a few stitches wide and works especially well for cables with slipped stitches like Lùbach, Lùbach Socks and Tìorail. These examples are worked as 1/2 cables. If you’re working cables of a different size, adjust the stitches to suit.
Left Crossing Cable:
Right Crossing Cable: