Chunky Braid Cable Stitch

Stitch Description

The chunky braid cable stitch is a large cable panel worked on reverse stockinette. While it looks complicated the pattern is relatively simple and easy to memorize. It makes for a great detail in aran sweaters or in a cabled scarf. It can be combined with other traditional cable motifs for use in a blanket as well. This is a foundational cable pattern that is incredibly versatile.

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Valley Yarns: Northampton

Sourced from the softest wool WEBS could find and dyed in a beautiful collection of solid colors and heathered shades. It is a dream to felt and soft enough for cozy garments. This yarn also has a whopping 247 yards per skein. It is beautiful and economical. Made in Peru.

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Knitting Needles

A good pair of knitting needles can make your life a whole lot easier. We recommend a high quality wood or metal needle. And remember, you can use circular needles for flat knitting as well as in the round!

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Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch
P
Purl Stitch
C6F
Cable 6 Front – slip next 3 sts onto cable needle and hold at front of work, knit next 3 sts from left hand needle, then knit sts from cable needle.
C6B
Cable 6 Back – slip next 3 sts onto cable needle and hold at back of work, knit next 3 sts from left hand needle, then knit sts from cable needle.

Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Intermediate

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 8

  Pattern Repeat 
Worked Over 15 sts

Stitch Characteristics

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Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Panel worked over 15 stitches on a background of reverse stockinette.

  • Row 1 (RS): knit.
  • Row 2: purl.
  • Row 3: k3, *C6F; rep from * to end.
  • Row 4: purl.
  • Row 5: knit.
  • Row 6: purl.
  • Row 7: *C6B; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.
  • Row 8: purl.

Repeat rows 1-8 until you have reached your desired length.

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