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!


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?