The Cross Four Left (C4L)

About this Stitch Pattern

The Cross Four Left is a traditional cable stitch. All cable stitches are rearranging the order of the stitches being worked, creating a twisted effect on the fabric. The Cross Four Right uses the abbreviation C4L, the 4 standing for the four stitches involved in the completed cable. The L is for Left, indicating the direction of the twist of the finished cable. The cable is accomplished by crossing one stitch over three stitches.

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Techniques Used In This Stitch Pattern

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Stitch Pattern Instructions

  • Step 1: Slip 1 st onto the cable needle. Hold cable needle in front of work.
  • Step 2: Knit 3 sts off of main needle.
  • Step 3: Knit 1 st off of cable needle

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