Stargaze Shawl

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Custom Stitches

C8C

Procedure

Helpful Tip: Some knitters prefer to use a locking stitch marker for cable needle 1.

  1. Slip 1 stitch to cable needle 1 and hold to front of work.
  2. Slip next 6 stitches to cable needle 2 and hold to back of work.
  3. Knit 1 stitch from the lefthand needle.
  4. P1, K4, P1 from cable needle 2.
  5. Knit 1 stitch from cable needle 1.

Western Method Tutorial Video

Alternate Procedure (No Cable)

  1. Work first 7 stitches as follows: K, P, K4, P.
  2. Insert left needle from front to back between 7th and 8th stitches on right needle.
  3. Pull up a loop.
  4. Make sure the loop has enough yarn to cover the 7 stitches by pulling the loop up and away from the work.
  5. Knit the new loop created together with the next knit stitch on the lefthand needle.

Western Method Tutorial Video