The Downward Slipped Double Cable Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #66

Stitch Description

The Downward Slipped Double Cable Stitch is a cable pattern that consists of a row of interlocking arrows that point down. It’s a great motif to use on blankets or as an accent on sweater sleeves and other garments.

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Materials Used

Wool-Ease Thick & Quick

Wool-Ease Thick & Quick is the super bulky member of the Wool-Ease family, a classic yarn that is so beloved by knitters and crocheters that it inspired an entire family of yarns. Wool-Ease is appreciated for its versatility and value. It has the feel, warmth and softness of wool, combined with the easy care of machine wash-and-dryability from its added acrylic. Perfect for extra warm sweaters, jackets, vests, slippers and hats. It’s an ideal beginner yarn.

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Addi Natura Bamboo Double Pointed Needles

These eco-friendly Addi Natura double point needles are created from strong bamboo stock and have a natural touch. Yarns slide easily over the smooth finish. The approximate US size and exact metric size are stamped on the needle. Perfect for knitting in the round to create that warm winter hat or pair of socks! They carry a lifetime warranty from manufacturer’s defect. A great bamboo needle for effortless knitting!

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Knit Stitch
Purl Stitch
Slip Stitch
Cable 3 Left: Slip two sts onto cable needle,hold in back, k 1 from main needle, k 2 off of cable needle.
Cable 3 Right: Slip one st onto cable needle, hold in front, k 2 from main needle, k 1 off of cable needle.

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 4

  Pattern Repeat 
Repeat rows 1 - 4 until you have reached your desired length.

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Worked over 6 stitches on a Reverse stockinette background

  • Row 1: K2, wyib sl 1 twice, k2
  • Row 2: P2, wyif sl 1 twice, p2
  • Row 3: C3L, C3R
  • Row 4: P6
  • Repeat rows 1 – 4 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Downward Slipped Double Cable Stitch

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