The Bulky Cable :: Knitting Stitch #126

Stitch Description

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.

Video Tutorial


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

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 4

  Pattern Repeat 
Panel of 6 sts

Stitch Characteristics

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.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Bulky Cable Stitch Right Side

Example of the Bulky Cable Stitch Wrong Side

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