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How to Knit: Basic Braid Cable | Simple Pattern for the 3/3/3 Plait | Cabling Tutorial



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hello and welcome to my video all about

how to knit the basic braid cable this

can also be known as the plat cable or

even the 3 / 3 / 3 cable that's because

this cable consists of three evenly

sized strands all twisting around each

other I've previously shown you how to

do the basic cable where two strands

wrap around each other and this is

basically the three strand version I've

already cast on thirteen stitches and

done one repeat of the pattern the most

prominent strands are the ones coming

from the bottom right and the bottom

left of this sample with the bottom left

strands going over the one coming from

the bottom right the third strand is in

the top right corner and you can't

really see at the moment because it's

quite flat once we've done another

repeat that third strands will be just

as prominent as the other two the cable

itself is nine stitches wide and

consists of stockinette stitch I've also

added two stitches either side of the

cable which will form reverse

stockinette stitch edges okay so let's

get started for Row one which represents

the right side of the knitting we start

with two purl stitches these stitches

are the beginning of the reverse

stockinette stitch edges we then that do

nine knit stitches which is the start of

the stockinette cable and then the

working yarn comes forward again to do

two purl stitches row two and every

other even-numbered row in this pattern

will be exactly the same and they all

represent the wrong side of the knitting

what we're going to do is knit the knits

and purl the pearls I have a video on

this phrase if you've never heard of it

but basically you look at the stitches

right next to the needle as you will see

the first two and last two stitches have

a little v-shape of yarn next to the

needle

whilst essential nine stitches have a

little bump of yarn next to the needle

the stitches with the bumps are pearls

so we're going to pull them and the

stitches with the V shapes on this so

we're going to knit them therefore for

Row two we begin with two knit stitches

the yarn then comes forward for nine

purl stitches and then the yarn goes

back again for two knit stitches and

then that will run to row number three

which is the first cable row we begin

with two purl stitches

we're then are going to do a c6f cable

sometimes known as a 3/3 LC what this

means is that it's a left-leaning cable

that's worked over six stitches where

three stitches are passed over the other

three stitches so you take your cable

needle and you slip three stitches purl

wise onto it you then leave this cable

needle at the front you then knit three

stitches and then knit the stitches off

the cable needle

then leave the cable needle to one side

and knit three stitches and finally

bring the working yarn forward to do two

purl stitches I'm now going to put the

pattern four rows four to six up on the

screen so you can follow along that's

because these rows are just repeats of

rows we've already done rows four and

six are the same as Row two and Row 5 is

the same as Row 1 and then we're on to

row number seven which is the second

cable row in this pattern repeat we

begin with two purl stitches then we do

three knit stitches and then it's time

for a c6 beat cable also known as a 3/3

RC this is a cable that's worked over

six stitches again with three stitches

being passed over the other three this

time though it's a right-leaning

or backcross cable so you slip three

stitches purl wise onto the cable needle

and then leave the cable needle at the

back of your work you then knit three

stitches and then knit the three

stitches of the cable needle

and then purl two stitches to finish the

row and then four row eight which is the

last row in this pattern repeat we do

the same as we did for row number two

which is knit the knits and pull the

pills so that's knit two pill nine

and then knit two and here is the

finished result and you can see that all

three strands are now as visible and as

prominent as each other

the comparison purposes I also knit this

pattern in a lighter weight yarn at the

bottom of the sample I did the same

repeat as I've just shown you how to do

and then I transition to a slightly

different pattern for the top of this

sample where the strands just twist

together in a different direction all I

did to achieve this was on the cable

rose I swapped around at the cable and

the knit stitches that's all I did and

that just changes the direction of the

twists this is good if you want to do

two braids in a project but you don't

want them to look identical so I'm just

going to put both patterns up on screen

now so that you can compare and contrast

and obviously you can choose whichever

pattern you want to use or use both I

really hope this video has been helpful

to you and thank you very much for

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