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How to Knit the Sweeping Cable Stitch

This stitch was originally posted on May 5, 2012

This video 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.

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

For this pattern you will need to know the following techniques:
Knit – k
Purl – p
Cable 8 Front – C8F
Cable 8 Back – C8B

Pattern Instructions:

Row 1 (RS): K8
Row 2: P8
Row 3: C4B or C4F
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.

After a few repeats your pattern should look like this:

Example of the Sweep Cable Stitch right sideExample of the Sweep Cable Stitch right side (click for larger)

Example of the Sweep Cable Stitch wrong sideExample of the Sweep Cable Stitch wrong side (click for larger)

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