Honeycomb Cable Stitch

Stitch Description

The Honeycomb Cable Stitch creates a heavily textured fabric that emulates the hexagonal shapes of the honeycomb. Made with only simple cable stitches, this pattern develops into a thick, dense fabric. While beautiful, there is not much drape, making this stitch better for home decor items like pillows and blankets.

But paired with the right yarn, like silk, linen, or alpaca, it can be made into scarves or sweaters as well.

Great beginner cable stitch pattern.

Video Tutorial


Knit Stitch
Purl Stitch
Cable Four Front
Cable Four Back

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 8

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 8

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Panel of 6 Stitches

  • Row 1 (RS): *C4B, C4F,* rep from * to end
  • Row 2: Purl
  • Row 3: Knit
  • Row 4: Purl
  • Row 5: *C4F, C4B,* rep from * to end
  • Row 6: Purl
  • Row 7: Knit
  • Row 8: Purl

Repeat rows 1 – 8 until you have reached your desired length.

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