As I intend to put a cable down the middle of the sleeves of the jumper I’m knitting, I had a practice at doing them on the Bond Ribber.
The video doesn’t show the number of times the stitches on the ribber came off and had to be latched up manually, or the swearing every time it happened.
I have decided that I in future I will do the cables using just the main bed, putting the stitch either side of the cable onto a holder then latching up the ladders after every crossover. It will be much less stressful and probably quicker than having those stitches on the ribber.
The cable I did in the video is over four stitches. I originally tried to do it over six stitches but it was impossible as the stitches had to stretch too far. Even the four stitch cable was a struggle.
I’ve come to the conclusion that the Bond Ribber isn’t really suitable for knitting cables.
Talk to you later,