The Horn Cable Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #122

Stitch Description

The Horn Cable Stitch is a simple cable pattern that creates a column of stacked “V’s” that look like horns. It’s easily modified to be done without a cable needle, so it is a good cable stitch for beginners. It is perfect as an accent on a sweater, or as part of an aran afghan.

Video Tutorial


Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch
P
Purl Stitch
C2F
Cable 2 Front: Slip one st onto cable needle and hold to front, k1, k1 off of cable needle
C2B
Cable 2 Back: Slip one st onto cable needle and hold to back, k1, k1 off of cable needle
RT
Right Twist
LT
Left Twist

Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Intermediate

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 4

  Pattern Repeat 
6 sts on a reverse stockinette background

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Panel of 6 sts on a reverse stockinette background

  • Row 1 (RS): K1, C2B, C2F, k1
  • Row 2: P6
  • Row 3: C2B, k2, C2F
  • Row 4: P6
  • Repeat rows 1-4 until you have reached your desired length.

    Without a cable needle:

  • Row 1 (RS): K1, RT, LT, k1
  • Row 2: P6
  • Row 3: RT, k2, LT
  • Row 4: P6
  • Repeat rows 1-4 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Horn Cable Stitch Right Side

Example of the Horn Cable Stitch Wrong Side

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