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Cable Stitch: Folded Cable

October 20th, 2018

Hey Knitters,

Here is an exceptional stitch pattern called, The Folded Cable Stitch. This stitch pattern is great for all those knitters who love to work with cable needles. This stitch is also a good technique for beginning knitters. It’s an easy stitch to learn and it makes practicing with cable needles a lot of fun.

This stitch pattern is designed to create small stacks of cables that are divided by segments of stockinette stitches. The folded cable stitch is a nature look on hats, scarves, pillow coverings, and shawls.

Abbreviations:

K- Knit Stitch

P- Purl Stitch

k2tog- Knit 2 Together

k2tog tbl- Knit 2 Together Through the Back Loop

C3R – Cable 3 Right: Slip 2 sts onto cable needle and hold to back, k1, k2 off of cable needle

C3L – Cable 3 Left: Slip 1st onto cable needle and hold to front, k2, k1 off of cable needle

Pattern Instructions

Cast on Panels of 6 stitches. The row count for this stitch pattern is a number of 12 rows. Work a 4 x 4 swatch gauge to practice on before knitting or creating a garment.

Downwards Cable

  • Row 1: (Right Side) Knit
  • Row 2: Purl
  • Row 3: Knit
  • Row 4: Purl
  • Row 5: C3R, C3L
  • Row 6: Purl
  • Row 7: C3R, C3L
  • Row 8: Purl
  • Row 9: C3R, C3L
  • Row 10: Purl
  • Row 11: C3R, C3L
  • Row 12: Purl

Repeat rows 1-12 until you reach your desired length.

Upwards Cable

 

  • Row 1: (Right Side) Knit
  • Row 2: Purl
  • Row 3: Knit
  • Row 4: Purl
  • Row 5: C3L, C3R
  • Row 6: Purl
  • Row 7: C3L, C3R
  • Row 8: Purl
  • Row 9: C3L, C3R
  • Row 10: Purl
  • Row 11: C3L, C3R
  • Row 12: Purl

Repeat rows 1-12 until you reach your desired length.