The chunky braid cable stitch is a large cable panel worked on reverse stockinette. While it looks complicated the pattern is relatively simple and easy to memorize. It makes for a great detail in aran sweaters or in a cabled scarf. It can be combined with other traditional cable motifs for use in a blanket as well. This is a foundational cable pattern that is incredibly versatile.
- Knit Stitch
- Purl Stitch
- Cable 6 Front – slip next 3 sts onto cable needle and hold at front of work, knit next 3 sts from left hand needle, then knit sts from cable needle.
- Cable 6 Back – slip next 3 sts onto cable needle and hold at back of work, knit next 3 sts from left hand needle, then knit sts from cable needle.
Number of Rows: 8
Worked Over 15 sts
Cast On: Panel worked over 15 stitches on a background of reverse stockinette.
- Row 1 (RS): knit.
- Row 2: purl.
- Row 3: k3, *C6F; rep from * to end.
- Row 4: purl.
- Row 5: knit.
- Row 6: purl.
- Row 7: *C6B; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.
- Row 8: purl.
Repeat rows 1-8 until you have reached your desired length.