Cable Stitch Patterns

Updated March 21, 2014

Cable Pattern Stitches

(with instructions)

 
4-stitch Cable ~ video on YouTube; example shows a Left (Front) Cable but finished product shows a Right (Back) Cable
6-Stitch Cable Plait (KnitWiki – scroll down to Version Two) ~ also at LionBrand
8 to 40-Stitch Patterns ~ charts and written directions given as examples of what you can do with the AranPaint program (see Cable Chart Generators section below)
9-Stitch Plaited Cable ~written and charted using KnitVisualizer (see Software section) from KnitWiki
Various Cable Stitch Patterns ~ from Knitting on the Net; scroll down the page to the Twisted Stitches, Bobbles and Cables table; the 6/6 cable (they use this designation to mean 6 sts involved in the cable i.e. 3 sts over 3 sts, and the crossing happens every 6 rows) also done in variegated yarn showing why it’s not a good idea
Baby Cable Ribbing ~ from Have A Yarn, LYS in Mahone Bay, NS
Double (Horseshoe)  ~ at About.com
Celtic Panel (Simple)
~ The Girl from Auntie – Jenna  – provides 2 optional cable panels for her Rogue sweater
Celtic Panel (Composite) ~ The Girl from Auntie – Jenna – provides 2 optional cable panels for her Rogue sweater
 
Criss Cross Cable With Twists ~ a 4-rope intertwining cable from Knitting on the Net
   
Durrow Cable ~ free cable patterns with charts and written instructions from The Girl from Auntie
 
Homes of Donegal Cable ~written instructions only from knitting-and.com
Honeycomb (Chain) Cable ~written instructions only from About.com
Knitting on the Net ~ 10 Cable pattern stitches and 2 cable edgings; scroll down the page to the Twisted Stitches, Bobbles and Cables table
 
 
 
OXO Cable ~ written instructions only from About.com

Trees using cables ~ a Knitty.com article
Triquetra ~ charted only for this three-lobed closed knot from The Knitting Scotsman
Saxon Braid ~ charted only as part of a tutorial on how to chart cables by Eunny Jang
Seven Intricate Cable panels (Ivanova and Carter Knit) ~Intertwined Heart and Happiness Sign, Linked Rings with a Twist, Hearts on a Mat Connected by Braids, etc.;  provided under Creative Commons license (no commercial use without permission); charts and written; charts use format a la Elsebeth Lavold
Vogue Knitting ~ 22 cable stitch patterns with pictures and directions
LionBrand Stitch Finder ~ type “cable” in the Search box to see a list of 25 cable stitches with pictures and instructions

Filler Stitches for Cable Designs

Trinity Stitch ~ a perennial favourite from Have a Yarn LYS

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7 Comments to “Cable Stitch Patterns”

  1. I HAVE THE PATTERN FOR THE FAERY RING COAT. IT IS DONE BY GRAPH. IS THE FAERY RING THE NAME OF THE CABLE? IF SO WHERE CAN I GET THE WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL 20 ROWS. THANK YOU

  2. there is a pattern, I’m not sure what its called, but from memory you knit??? stiches, then you knit into the front of the next THIRD stitch, then you knit the other two, etc and the other side is just purl and when you’ve done a couple of rows it looks like an imitation cable, but without having used a cable needle, does anybody know this stitch exactly?

    • Hi Vicki,
      There are lots of different ways to cable without a cable needle like Grumperina’s http://www.grumperina.com/rightcable.htm or Wendy Johnson’s http://wendyjohnson.net/knit/cabling.htm techniques. For a 2 stitch cable you can also k2tog leaving the two sts on the left needle and knit the first stitch again (for a right cross cable) or knit into the back of the second stitch and then knit the first stitch for a left cross cable.

      The method you describe will give you a 1 over 2 right cable cross — keeping the yarn in back, knit the 3rd stitch on the left needle and then knit the first stitch, drop it from the left needle, knit the second stitch, drop it from the left needle, and drop the 3rd stitch which has already been knit.

      Hope that helps.
      Luise

  3. Citind despre Cable Stitch Patterns mi-a dat
    seama cate mai am de stiut.

  4. Several of your links above are no longer good. Best to check them. FYI

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