The Cable 4 Front Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #227

Stitch Description

This knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the cable 4 front stitch. This technique is used in many more complicated cable motifs and is created by relocating two stitches in a row with the help of a cable needle. It can be used for afghans, blankets, scarves, or to add interest in a stockinette panel.

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One of Imperial Stock Ranch’s newest offerings, Erin is a terrific all-around medium worsted weight yarn. It is especially nice for color work and textured stitch patterns. Available in eight colors as well as Natural and is a great choice for hand dye projects.

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Pattern Instructions

  • Note: This technique is worked over 4 stitches.
  • Step 1: Slip the next 2 stitches onto a cable needle
  • Step 2: Hold cable needle to front of work
  • Step 3: K2 from main needle
  • Step 4: K2 from cable needle

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Example of the Cable 4 Front

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