Cable Knitting Stitch Patterns


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Although you will only find simple Cable Knitting Stitch Patterns on this page, to do any of these patterns you will need to learn some more advanced knitting techniques, such as how to use a cable needle. 

These stitch patterns are very effective and create interest and texture in your knitted fabric.

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But expect to do more knitting than you normally would if you use cable patterns as the twisting of multiple stitches will make the fabric narrower than stocking stitch so to get a flat piece of knitting a certain width will require more stitches.

Cable Knitting Stitch Pattern Instructions

Simple 4 Stitch Cable

This cable knitting stitch is a simple four stitch cable. The cable pattern is knitted over stitches, and to complete the cables you will need to learn how to use a cable needle.

This stitch pattern is knitted on 4 stitches and 6 rows.  Normally with a cable pattern, the stitches either side of the cable are knitted in reverse stocking stitch to make the cable stand out.

1st row (right side) : Knit.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd row: Knit.
4th row: Purl.
5th row: C4B.
6th row: Purl.

Repeat these 6 rows.

C4B: Slip the next two stitches onto a cable needle and hold at the back of the work. Knit the next two stitches, then knit the two stitches off the cable needle.

Claw Pattern Cable

The claw pattern is knitted over 9 stitches.

Although most beginners tend to use a cable needle to do this pattern, an experienced knitter can manage this pattern without one as there is only one stitch held to the front or the back to make the cable.

1st row (right side) : Knit.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd row: C4L, K1, C4R.
4th row: Purl.

Repeat these 4 rows.


C4L: Slip the next two stitches onto a cable needle and hold at the back of the work. Knit the next two stitches, then knit the two stitches off the cable needle.

C4R: Slip the next two stitches onto a cable needle and hold at the front of the work. Knit the next two stitches, then knit the two stitches off the cable needle.

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