How to Knit the Extended Open-Work Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #106

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the extended open-work stitch. This stitch is a beautiful combination of lace and cable. It is a wonderful knit for shawls or a throw.

Skill: Intermediate
Cast On: Multiples of 6 + 2

Knit – k
Drop Stitch
Cable Six Back – C6B

Pattern Instructions:

Note: This pattern is completely reversible.

Row 1 (RS): Knit
Row 2: 1 edge st, *k each st wrapping yarn around needle 3 times; rep from * to last st, k1
Row 3: 1 edge st, *C6B (slip next 3 stitch onto cable needle, dropping the wraps, and leave at back of work) k3 dropping the wraps, k3 sts from cable needle); rep from * to last st, 1 edge st
Row 4: Knit

Repeat these 4 rows until you have reached your desired length.

After a few repeats your pattern should look like this:

Example of the Extended Open-Work Stitch (click for larger)
Extended Open-Work Stitch Right Side

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