How to Knit the Roman Cable Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #107

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the roman cable stitch. This roman cable stitch is simple, yet bold. It is perfect for as an accent on sweaters, purses, and blankets.

Skill: Intermediate
Worked over 4 stitches on a reverse stockinette background.

Knit – k
Purl – p
Cable Two Forward – C2F
Cable Two Back – C2B

Pattern Instructions:

Row 1 (RS): C2B, C2F (or without using a cable needle: RT, LT)
Row 2: P4

Repeat rows 1 & 2 until you have reached your desired length.

After a few repeats your pattern should look like this:

Example of the Roman Cable Stitch Right Side (click for larger)
Roman Cable Stitch Right Side

Example of the Roman Cable Stitch Wrong Side (click for larger)
Roman Cable Stitch Wrong Side

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