Saturday, October 29, 2011

Wheat Ear Cable

Sample knit with Lighthouse Waves Yarn on US size 6 needles


Looking through the stitches I have covered so far, I realized that I haven't paid much attention to cables.  Not because I don't like them, but mostly because the cable patterns I lean towards are too long to video, and I like to have a corresponding video for the stitch patterns I post.  Then I found this one, which is only a 4 row repeat on 10+2 stitches.

Multiple of 10 stitches, plus 2

Pattern note: C4B = Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold at back of work, knit 2 sts from left needle then knit the 2 sts from cable needle.  C4F = Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold at front of work, knit 2 sts from left needle then knit the 2 sts from cable needle

Row 1: P2, *K8, P2*
Rows 2 and 4: K2, *P8, K2*
Row 3: P2, *C4B,C4F, P2*

Repeat these four rows for pattern

And here is the video.  Enjoy!


1 comment:

Biki said...

Thanks! You made cable work seem very easy and oh so non-threatening! I've been wanting to do cables for along while, but been afraid of them. Now I have an easy cable to start with. Mega thanks!

love your videos, yours are the best.