The Cable and Ladder Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #172

Stitch Description

This knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the cable and ladder stitch. This unique pattern is exactly what it 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.

Video Tutorial


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.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Cable and Ladder Stitch Right Side

Example of the Cable and Ladder Stitch Right Side (Click for Larger)

Example of the Cable and Ladder Stitch Wrong Side

Example of the Cable and Ladder Stitch Wrong Side (Click for Larger)


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