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How to Knit The Twisted Cable Rib Stitch

This stitch was originally posted on February 12, 2011

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This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the twisted cable rib stitch. This stitch is a mock cable pattern which achieves its effect by using the twist stitch. The twist stitch allows you to knit a cable without using a cable needle.

Skill: Intermediate
Cast On: Multiples of 4 + 2
For this stitch you will need to know the following techniques:
Knit – k
Purl – p

Knit Two Together – k2tog

Right Twist Stitch – RT

Pattern Instructions:

Row 1 (RS): P2, *k2, p2;* rep from * to end.

Row 2: K2, *p2, k2;* rep from * to end.

Row 3: P2, *RT, p2,* rep from * to end.

Row 4: K2, *p2, k2,* rep from * to end.

Repeat Rows 1-4 until you have reached your desired length.

After a few repeats your pattern should look like this:

Example of the Twisted Cable Rib Stitch Right Side

music in video is from demo 2008 by (Latchxe9 Swing) / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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Comments

  1. trudi.merryman@gmail.com

    March 6, 2013

    This is really nice. Would it look okay on top of and inch or so of regular ribbing?

    • Johnny Vasquez

      March 6, 2013

      I don’t see why it wouldn’t. Try it out and send us a pic of what you come up with!

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