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Stitch of the Week: Celtic Plait Cable Stitch Panel

October 14th, 2013

Hey Knitters,

Try knitting the Celtic Plait Cable Panel Stitch. This stitch is for every knitting skill level ranging from beginning to advance.
You can  create  scarves, shawls, headbands or even decorative gloves. The stitch pattern might look complicated but it really simple and easy to knit.
Pattern Instructions:
Worked over a multiple of 10 stitches+5 extra stitches. Since this pattern repeast work a swatch gauge of 25 stitches.
1st Foundation row (right side): K3, *p4, k6, rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.
2nd Foundation row: K2, *p6, k4; rep from * to last 3 sts, p3.
Row 1: K3, *p4, C6F; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.
Row 2: K2, *p6, k4; rep from * to last 3 sts, p3.
Row 3: *T5F, T5B; rep from * to last 5 sts, T5F.
Row 4: P3, *k4, p6; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 5: P2, * C6B, p4; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 6: P3, *k4, p6; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 7: *T5B, T5F; rep from * to last 5 sts, T5B.
Row 8: K2, *p6, k4; rep from * to last 3 sts, p3.
Repeat these 8 rows to form a long Celtic Plait Panel.
Abbreviations:
K = knit
P = purl
sts = stitches
rep = repeat
* = work from * as indicated
C6F or C6B (cable 6 front or cable 6 back) = slip next 3  sts onto cable needle and hold at front (or back) of work, knit next 3  sts from left-hand needle, then knit sts from cable needle.  Make sure  not to twist the cable needle.
T5F (twist 5 front) = slip next 3 sts onto cable needle  and hold at front of work, purl next 2 sts from left-hand needle, then  knit sts from cable needle.
T5B (twist 5 back) = slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold at back of work, knit next 3 sts from left-hand needle, then purl  sts from cable needle.