The Sweeping Cable Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #163

Stitch Description

This knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the sweeping cable stitch. This simple pattern creates a large cable that can easily be made to sweep left or right. It’s a great option for aran sweaters, afghans, and even scarves.

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Materials Used

Wool-Ease

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Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch
P
Purl Stitch
c8f
Cable 8 Front
c8b
Cable 8 Back


Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Intermediate

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 8

  Pattern Repeat 
This cable stitch is worked over 8 stitches

Stitch Characteristics

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Pattern Instructions

This cable stitch is worked over 8 stitches on a reverse stockinette background

  • Row 1 (RS): K8
  • Row 2: P8
  • Row 3: C8B or C8F
  • Row 4: P8
  • Row 5: K8
  • Row 6: P8
  • Row 7: K8
  • Row 8: P8
  • Repeat rows 1 – 8 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Sweep Cable Stitch right sideExample of the Sweep Cable Stitch wrong side

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