The Elliptical Cable :: Knitting Stitch #146

Stitch Description

This knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the elliptical cable stitch. This unique cable pattern creates a cable within a cable. It’s great as an accent on a hat, sweater, or afghan.

Video Tutorial


Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch
P
Purl Stitch
p tbl
Purl Through the Back Loop
k tbl
Knit Through the Back Loop
c4b
Cable 4 Back

Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Intermediate

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 10

  Pattern Repeat 
Panel of 12sts

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Panel of 12sts on a background of reverse stockinette.

  • Row 1: (WS) K2, p2 tbl, p4, p2 tbl, k2
  • Row 2: p2, k2 tbl, k4, k2 tbl, p2
  • Row 3: K2, p2 tbl, p4, p2 tbl, k2
  • Row 4: p2, k2 tbl, C4B, k2 tbl, p2
  • Row 5: K2, p2 tbl, p4, p2 tbl, k2
  • Row 6: p2, k2 tbl, k4, k2 tbl, p2
  • Row 7: K2, p2 tbl, p4, p2 tbl, k2
  • Row 8: p2, k2 tbl, k4, k2 tbl, p2
  • Row 9: K2, p2 tbl, p4, p2 tbl, k2
  • Row 10: p2, sl next 4 sts onto DPN and hold in back, k2, then knit 1st 2sts from DPN; bring DPN with remaining 2 sts through to front of work, k2, then k2 from dpn; p2

    Repeat these 10 rows until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Elliptical Cable Stitch (right side)Example of the Elliptical Cable Stitch (wrong side)

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