How to knit the woven cable stitch

 

 

 

Today we bring you a technique that’s as pretty as it is entertaining. It’s a type of stitch made by cabling that is also reversible.

 

For this tutorial, we’ve used the new Meripaca yarn in the color lavender. Isn’t it pretty? You will also need a pair of needles in right size for the yarn you’ve chosen and a cable needle to work the cables.

 

 

The first thing you’ll need to know for knitting the woven cable stitch is that you need to cast on a number of stitches that is divisible by 12. We cast on 36. Also, you have to keep in mind that this pattern uses a multiple of 7 rows.

 

*For the photo, we worked two repeats.

 

Let’s get started!

 

Cast on a multiple of 12 +12 stitches.

 

Rows 1 and 5: *knit 2, purl 2 and knit 2*. Repeat from * to * to the end of the row.

 

Row 2 and all even rows: work stitches as they appear—knit the knits and purl the purls

 

Row 3: knit 2, purl 2 and knit 2. *Slip 6 stitches onto a cable needle and place them on hold in front of the work. Knit 2, purl 2 and knit 2. Return the stitches that you had on hold to the left-hand needle and knit 2, purl 2 and knit 2*. Repeat from * to * until there are 6 stitches left and knit 2, purl 2 and knit 2.

 

 

Row 7: *Slip 6 stitches onto a cable needle and place them on hold behind the work. Knit 2, purl 2 and knit 2. Return the stitches that you had on hold to the left-hand needle and knit 2, purl 2 and knit 2*. Repeat from * to * to the end of the row.

 

 

Repeat rows 1 to 8 until you reach the desired length. Keep in mind that this type of stitch is reversible and will make a thick piece of fabric.