The Arrow Cable Stitch

Stitch Description

The Arrow Cable stitch creates a column of interlocking cable stitches. The resulting fabric looks like arrowheads stacked on top of each other. The look is achieved by pairing right and left leaning cable twist with reverse stockinette in the center. The cable arrow stitch would be great as an accent on sweaters, scarves, and gloves.

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Knit Stitch
Purl Stitch
Twist 3 Back – Slip 1 st to cable needle (cn) and hold in back, k2, p1 from cn. (Also called 2/1 RPC)
Twist 3 Front – Slip 2 sts to cn and hold in front, p1, k2 from cn. (Also called 2/1 LPC)

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 6

  Pattern Repeat 
Worked over 8 sts

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Worked over panel of 8 sts

  • Row 1: (right side): Knit.
  • Row 2: Purl.
  • Row 3: P1, T3B, T3F, p1.
  • Row 4: K1, p2, k2, p2, k1.
  • Row 5: T3B, p2, T3F.
  • Row 6: P2, k4, P2.
  • Repeat rows 1-6 until you have reached your desired length.

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