Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Braided cable stitch pattern

This beautiful stitch pattern will make even a simple knitted project an outstanding one. Made with a series of cable twists it looks exactly like a knitted braid.



Here's instruction on how to make this beauty:

Cast on a multiple of 20 + 2 stitches. Add 2 selvage stitches if you want to make a nice-looking edge.
Row 1 (right side): *p2, k18*, repeat from * to * to last 2 stitches, p2.
Row 2 and every wrong side row: *k2, p18*, repeat from * to * to last 2 stitches, k2.
Row 3 (right side): *p2, k3, 9 sts right cable, k6*, repeat from * to * to last 2 stitches, p2.
Row 5 (right side): *p2, 9 sts right cable, k9*, repeat from * to * to last 2 stitches, p2.
Row 7 (right side): *p2, k18*, repeat from * to * to last 2 stitches, p2.
Row 9 (right side): *p2, k6, 9 sts left cable, k3*, repeat from * to * to last 2 stitches, p2.
Row 11 (right side): *p2, k9, 9 sts left cable*, repeat from * to * to last 2 stitches, p2.
Repeat rows 1-12 as necessary for completing your project.


You can also work according to the chart available at http://www.knitca.com/cable8.  

All abbreviations are explained in the Key to Chart.

Happy knitting!

4 comments:

  1. Help Me..
    I'm a begginer, I don't understand what "9 sts right cable" means. Are you trying to say that the next 9 sts have to cross to the right side?

    Help me please.

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  2. All abbreviations are explained in the Key to Chart available at http://www.knitca.com/cable8

    Happy knitting :-)

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  3. Sadly, the knitica link does not work. I haven't been able to find what a 9CF is anywhere :-( I know what an 8CF would be, but 9 doesn't make sense.

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