Tunisian Straight Knit Cables

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I call these straight cables because they are made in one column using only the stitch directly below it. Also, Instead of using the post of the previous stitch or a double crochet to make cables as is often done in classic crochet, Knit stitches are layered on top of each other to make them bulkier and to keep to the look of the knit. I see these straight columns of knit stitches a lot in knitting patterns and always wondered how I could get a single row of knits in Tunisian Crochet to have the same amount of relief. Although they are dubbed 'straight' cables they can easily be done vertically by working the cable into the stitch immediately before or after the cable stitch of the previous row.

In the image above there are two versions. The two cables seen to the right are the first version. They create a wider cable, and you can pick out the layers of the knits. The two cables to the left are the second version. They pull the stitches tight to create a cable with more relief, are not as wide, and the stitch layer underneath is hidden.

Note:
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Version One: Work in background stitch up to cable placement. Insert hook through the vertical bars of the stitch (as in a Tks) directly below next in the previous row, Yarn over and pull up a loop. Insert hook through the vertical bars of the stitch directly above (next in working row) (as in a Tks), yarn over and pull through two loops.

Version Two: Work in background stitch up to cable placement. Insert hook through the vertical bars of the stitch (as in a Tks) directly below next in the previous row, Yarn over and pull up a loop. Insert hook into space before next stitch in working row, grab the back vertical bar, pull it to the front, move hook around front vertical bar and through the space on other side of stitch (as in a Tbks), yarn over and pull through two loops.


 

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