The Dancing Cable Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #114

Stitch Description

The Dancing Cable Stitch has a intriguing twisting look. This panel is a great choice for blankets, sweaters, and pillow covers.

Video Tutorial


Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch
P
Purl Stitch
c4f
Cable 4 Forward: Slip 2 sts onto cable needle, hold to front, k2 from main needle, k2 from cable needle
t4f
Twist 4 Forward Slip 2 sts onto cable needle, hold to front, p2 from main needle, k2 from cable needle
t4b
Twist 4 Back: Slip 2 sts onto cable needle, hold to back, k2 from main needle, p2 from cable needle


Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Easy

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 24

  Pattern Repeat 
16 stitches on a reverse stockinette background

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Panel of 16 stitches

  • Row 1 (RS): P2, c4f, p4, c4f, p2
  • Row 2: K2, p4, k4, p4, k2
  • Row 3: P2, k4, p4, k4, p2
  • Row 4: K2, p4, k4, p4, k2
  • Row 5: P2, c4f, p4, c4f, p2
  • Row 6: K2, p4, k4, p4, k2
  • Row 7: [t4b, t4f] twice
  • Row 8: P2, k4, p4, k4, p2
  • Row 9: K2, p4, c4f, p4, k2
  • Row 10: P2, k4, p4, k4, p2
  • Row 11: K2, p4, k4, p4, k2
  • Row 12: P2, k4, p4, k4, p2
  • Row 13 to 22: Rep the last 4 rows twice more, then rows 9 & 10 again
    Row 23: [t4f, t4b] twice
  • Row 24: K2, p4, k4, p4, k2
  • Repeat these 24 rows until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Dancing Cable Stitch Right Side

Example of the Dancing Cable Stitch Wrong Side

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