Cable Knitting Needles
The technique for creating cabled sweaters is to move a set of stitches behind or in front of others to twist them around each other. These metal cable needles are designed to securely hold stitches out of the way while you move other stitches around them. The bulky needle (A) is perfect for the chunky yarns that are so popular. If you are using traditionally sized yarn, the center scoop needle (B) works well. The regular needle (C) hangs down taking up less room when you are working on socks or sleeves.
Podcast episode 124 is all about essential tools to keep in your knitting bag.