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How to Knit The Twisted Cable Rib Stitch

This stitch was originally posted on February 12, 2011

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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