Bulbus Cable Stitch

Stitch Description

This unique cable stitch is made using a double crossed cable. The result is a column of stitches that look like flower bulbs. Not easy to do but looks cool. The bulbus cable stitch is a great accent from sweaters, hats, scarves, or blankets.

Video Tutorial


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.

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