Cable and Ladder Stitch

Stitch Description

This knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the cable and ladder stitch. This unique pattern is exactly what its name describes, a cable stitch separated by lace eyelets. The result is a beautiful fabric that can be manly or feminine and is great for scarves, blankets, and sweaters.

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Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch
P
Purl Stitch
p2tog
Purl 2 Together
ssk
Slip Slip Knit
yo
Yarn Over
C6F
Cable 6 Front
C6B
Cable 6 Back


Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Intermediate

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 8

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 14 + 1

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 14 + 1

  • Row 1: (wrong side) k1, *p2tog, yo, p 11, k1; rep from * to end.
  • Row 2: k1, *ssk, yo, C6B; k6; rep from * to end.
  • Row 3: k1, *p2tog, yo, p 11, k1; rep from * to end
  • Row 4: k1, *ssk, yo, k12; rep from * to end.
  • Row 5: k1, *p2tog, yo, p 11, k1; rep from * to end.
  • Row 6: k1, *ssk, yo, k3, C6F; k3; rep from * to end.
  • Row 7: k1, *p2tog, yo, p 11, k1; rep from * to end
  • Row 8: k1, *ssk, yo, k12; rep from * to end
  • Repeat rows 1 – 8 until you have reached your desired length.

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