Cabling Without a Cable Needle: The Towline Hat

Did you see our bonus project for Spin Off subscribers, the Towline Hat? Whether you are working on this cozy cabled hat or another project with knitted cables, you might find this tutorial for working cable stitches without a cable needle helpful.

Kate Larson Jan 21, 2022 - 1 min read

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Are you knitting the Towline Hat? Photos by Kate Larson

I've been working on my own Towline Hat by Kerry Bullock-Ozkan using a handspun Tunis and Shetland blend. Since I was anxious to start knitting, I grabbed some 3-ply 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!

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Happy knitting! — Kate

Kate Larson is the editor of Spin Off and spends as many hours as life allows in the barn with her beloved flock of Border Leicesters.