The Little Cable Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #90

Stitch Description

The Little Cable Stitch creates a simple cabled fabric that has tiny little twisted stitches that resemble rows of little birds. It’s great as an accent to a sweater or in a blanket or scarf.

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Materials Used


Wool-Ease is a 4-ply worsted-weight yarn that is so beloved by knitters and crocheters that it inspired an entire family of yarns. Wool-Ease® is appreciated for its versatility and value. It has the feel, warmth and softness of wool, combined with the easy care of machine wash-and-dryability. Its extensive color range makes it easy to design with and perfect for every project from socks to afghans.

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Addi Natura Bamboo Double Pointed Needles

These eco-friendly Addi Natura double point needles are created from strong bamboo stock and have a natural touch. Yarns slide easily over the smooth finish. The approximate US size and exact metric size are stamped on the needle. Perfect for knitting in the round to create that warm winter hat or pair of socks! They carry a lifetime warranty from manufacturer’s defect. A great bamboo needle for effortless knitting!

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Knit Stitch
Purl Stitch
Left Twist
Right Twist

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 6

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 6 + 2

Stitch Characteristics


Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 6 + 2

  • Row 1: Knit all stitches
  • Row 2: Purl all stitches
  • Row 3: P2, *RT, LT, p2; rep from * to end
  • Row 4: K2, *p4, k2; rep from * to end
  • Row 5: Knit all stitches
  • Row 6: Purl all stitches
  • Repeat rows 1 – 6 until you have reached your desired length.

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Example of How to Knit the Little Cable Stitch

Example of How to Knit the Little Cable Stitch

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