Bulky Cable Stitch

The Bulky Cable Knitting Stitch Pattern

About this Stitch Pattern

The Bulky Cable Stitch is about as basic a cable stitch one can find. It’s perfect for beginning cable knitters. It can be used as a detail on sleeves, an accent on socks, in afghans, and on bags or pillows.

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Techniques Used In This Stitch Pattern

Knit Stitch
Purl Stitch
Cable 6 Back: Slip three sts onto cable needle and hold to back, k3, k3 off of cable needle

Stitch Pattern Details

Skill Level


Row Count


Stitch Repeat

Panel of 6 sts

Stitch Pattern Instructions

This pattern is worked over 6 sts on a reverse stockinette

    • Row 1 (RS): K6
    • Row 2: P6
    • Row 3: C6B
    • Row 4: P6

Repeat these 4 rows until you have reached your desired length.

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Stitch Pattern Characteristics


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