The Fishtail Cable Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #93

Stitch Description

The Fishtail Cable Stitch pattern looks like fishtails. These can be made going up or down on your fabric. It’s a great accent detail cable for blankets, bags, and sweaters.

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Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch
P
Purl Stitch
LC4
Left Cable Four: sl 1 st on cable needle and hold in front, k3, then k1 from cable needle.
RC4
Right Cable Four: sl 3 sts on cable needle and hold in back, k1, then k3 from cable needle.


Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Intermediate

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 6

  Pattern Repeat 
Panel of 9 stitches

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cable is worked over a panel 9 stitches.

  • Row 1: K9
  • Row 2: P9
  • Row 3: (For tail going down) LC4, k1, RC4

    (For tail going up) RC4, k1, LC4

  • Row 4: P9
  • Row 5: K9
  • Row 6: P9
  • Repeat rows 1 – 6 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Fishtail Cable Stitch Right Side

Example of the Fishtail Cable Stitch Wrong Side

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