Sunday, August 26, 2012

Knotted Cable Panel

Sample knit with Patons Classic Wool Roving Yarn, US Size 8 addi Turbo Needles

This beautiful cable is quick and simple to knit.  In my sample, I did a 10 stitch cable, and added 8 extra stitches - two garter stitches for a border on each side, and two more along each side of the cable for a reverse stocking stitch background.  While you certainly are not required to use reverse stockinette as a background for your cable, it really does help the cable pop out.  You can do seed stitch as a background, for instance.  And, depending on how you use the panel, may or may not need to add a border.

In the video, I live dangerously and cable without a cable needle.  If you are new to cables, you may not want to do it this way - it is perfectly fine to use a cable needle.   If you have knit cables before, and feel comfortable without the cable needle, try it.  I think this is a perfect cable to do without the extra fuss of a cable needle.

Abbreviations in this pattern:
C4F = Slip next two stitches to cable needle, hold in front.  Knit two stitches from left needle, then knit the two stitches from the cable needle (cable 4 front)

C4B = Slip the next two stitches to cable needle, hold in back.  Knit two stitches from the left needle, then knit the two stitches from the cable needle  (cable 4 back)

Cable is worked on a multiple of 4 + 6

Row 1 (RS): K2 *C4F*
Row 2 and 4: Purl
Row 3: *C4B*, end K2

Repeat these four rows until the cable is as long as you like.

Here is the video.  Happy Knitting, and Enjoy!


islandflower66 said...

This is great. It would be a great tutorial for me to post to my blog because I designed a scarf pattern with this similar cable pattern. I would love your permission to post this video link to your website. Thanks for simplifying this technique.

Sapphires-N-Purls said...

I don't mind at all :0)

Anonymous said...

Can you do it with threes and threes in other words a six stich cable?

Sapphires-N-Purls said...

I don't see why you couldn't play around with it and make the cables as wide as you like. said...

This is a nice looking stitch and it also looks fairly easy to do. Thanks for such great instructions

Unknown said...

thank you very much!I'm going to start right now..excited :)

Márcia said...

thank you!

Unknown said...

Can i do this in knit stitch instead of purl stitch?

Unknown said...

I tried it 3 times and I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. Instead of getting the cables to cross I keep getting a S shape :( Suggestions?