Faux Cable Edging Stitch

About this Stitch Pattern

The Faux Cable Edging is a delicate mock cable rib. Using slipped stitches and eyelets, it is a simple stitch with a lot of visual payoff. With it’s vintage look, it would work well at the hem and cuffs of a cardigan or on babywear.

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Techniques Used In This Stitch Pattern

Knit Stitch

Purl Stitch

With Yarn in Back

Pass Slip Stitch Over

Yarn Over

Stitch Pattern Details

Skill Level


Row Count


Stitch Repeat

Multiple of 5 sts plus 2

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiple of 5 sts plus 2

  • Row 1 (RS): *p2, k3; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.
  • Row 2: *k2, p3; rep from * to last 2 sts, end k2.
  • Row 3: *p2, wyib sl 1, k2, psso; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.
  • Row 4: *k2, p1, yo, p1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

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

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Stitch Pattern Characteristics


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