The Tight Braid Cable Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #118

Stitch Description

The Tight Braid Cable Stitch creates a distinctive plaited pattern on your fabric. While it has a great bold look, it does not have a lot of give over its braided panel, so it would work best for a projects like home decor items.

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Materials Used

Bonbons Yarn

Indulge in color with Bonbons, Lion Brand Yarn’ collections of 8 miniature balls of yarn. Each collection includes 8 shades, perfect for any project requiring multiple colors, such as amigurumi, colorwork, embroidery, and embellishments. Bonbons are also great for friendship bracelets and kids’ crafts.

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Addi Lace Click Interchangeable Needle Set

Have all the needles you’ll ever need in one convenient carrying case! The addi Lace Click system provides 8 different sizes of addi Lace tips, five different lengths of our new, extremely pliable blue cord, and one connector piece which helps to either store stitches or combine your cords. The Click tips require no tools to change; simply insert the cord deep into the tip, twist and release. The tips will remain secure until you change them, thanks to the Click's revolutionary locking mechanism. The addi Click tips are nickel plated. Our nickel plating process is electro-static, which produces a smooth, rounded edge, where the tip and the cord "click" together.

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Knit Stitch
Purl Stitch
Cable 4 Front
Cable 4 Back

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 4

  Pattern Repeat 
Panel of 10 stitches

Stitch Characteristics


Pattern Instructions

Worked over a Panel of 10 stitches

  • Row 1: Purl
  • Row 2: K2, [c4f] twice
  • Row 3: Purl
  • Row 4: [c4b] twice, k2
  • Repeat these 4 rows until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Tight Braid Stitch Right Side

Example of the Tight Braid Stitch Wrong Side

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