This cable is a pretty one! But, it’s a bit different than the “standard” cables. Don’t fret though! It’s no more difficult than the others.
If you already know how to do the 2/3 RC Cable WITHa cable needle, you’re probably working something like this:
Sl3 sts onto cn and hold at back, k2, k3 from cn
How to work the 2/3 LC Cable without a Cable Needle
Step 1: Bring working yarn to the front and slip next 3 sts to the RN.
Don’t worry that this will make the working yarn drape across those sts. We’ll get rid of that before it’s done.
Step 2: Bring yarn to the back and k2.
Step 3: Holding the LN behind the RN, put your LN through the 3 sts in Step 1.
Step 4: Take the other 3 stitches off the RN as well. They’re also on the LN.
Step 5: Put the 2 stitches you pinched in Step 3 back onto the RN. K3 on the LN.
Now the stitches are crossed! You’re done.
Practice makes perfect
This is a great opportunity to practice on a small swatch to start. If you’re used to making cables without a cable needle, this one will be familiar. If this is a new thing, a 2/2 cable might be easier to start with because you’ll be creating less of a tug on the stitches.