The Sand Wind Cable Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #103

Stitch Description

The Sand Wind Cable Stitch pattern is a non traditional cable that gives an understated but all-over textured look. This would be great for home decor items, bags or even for a cozy sweater.

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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
Cable Six Front: Slip 3 sts onto cable needle, hold in front, k3 from main needle, k3 from cable needle.
Cable Six Back: Slip 3 sts onto cable needle, hold in back, k3 from main needle, k3 from cable needle.

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 8

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 12 + 6 (+ 2 for a selvedge stitch on each end)

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 12 + 6 (+ 2 for a selvedge stitch on each end)

  • Row 1 (RS): Knit
  • Row 2: Purl
  • Row 3: 1 edge st, *C6F, k6; rep from *to last st, 1 edge
  • Row 4: Purl
  • Row 5: Knit
  • Row 6: Purl
  • Row 7: 1 edge st, *k6, C6B; rep from *to last st, 1 edge st
  • Row 8: Purl
  • Repeat rows 1-8 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Sand Wind Cable Stitch Right Side

Sand Wind Cable Stitch Wrong Side

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