The Bulbus Cable Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #236

Stitch Description

This knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the bulbus cable stitch. This cable stitch creates a small stack of cables design. The bulbus cable stitch would be great for hats, socks and sweaters!

Video Tutorial

Materials Used

Merino Lambs Wool

This unbelievably soft wool is made from shrink treated Merino Lambs Wool. It offers the wonderful qualities of traditionally spun wool, but with the convenience of machine washing and drying. Garments made from this yarn will not shrink or fade after numerous machine washings and dryings. Made in the USA.

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Knit Stitch
Purl Stitch
Cross 6 Left and Right- Slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold at back of work, slip next 2 sts onto 2nd cable needle and hold at front of work, knit next 2sts from left-hand needle then knit the 2 sts from 2nd cable needle, then knit the 2 sts from 1st cable needle.

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 8

  Pattern Repeat 
Worked over 6 sts

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Worked over 6 sts

  • Row 1: (Right Side) Knit.
  • Row 2: Purl.
  • Row 3: C6LR.
  • Row 4: Purl.
  • Row 5: Knit.
  • Row 6: Purl.
  • Row 7: Knit.
  • Row 8: Purl.

Repeat rows 1-8 until you reach your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Bulbus Cable Stitch Right Stitch

Example of the Bulbus Cable Stitch Right Stitch (Click for Larger)

Example of the Bulbus Cable Stitch Wrong Side

Example of the Bulbus Cable Stitch Wrong Side (Click for Larger)

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