The Lace and Cables Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #137

Stitch Description

The Lace and Cable Stitch is a beautiful stitch that employs cables, lace, and twisted stitches to create an intricate all-over pattern. It would work well for a shawl, or if knit in bulky yarn, it would make a unique afghan.

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Knit Stitch
Purl Stitch
Yarn Over
k2tog tbl
Knit 2 Together Though the Back Loop
Knit 2 Together
k tbl
Knit Through the Back Loop
p tbl
Purl Through the Back Loop
Slip Stitch
Pass Slip Stitch Over
Cable Back 4 Front: Slip two sts onto cable needle and hold to front, k2 tbl, k2 tbl off of cable needle
Cable Back 4 Back: Slip two sts onto cable needle and hold to back, k2 tbl, k2 tbl off of cable needle

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 8

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 21

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 21

  • Row 1: (RS): P2, [ktbl1] 4 times, k1, yo, k2tog tbl, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, [ktbl1] 4 times, p2
  • Row 2: K2, [ptbl1] 4 times, k1, p7, k1, [ptbl1] 4 times, k2
  • Row 3: P2, [ktbl1] 4 times, k2, yo, k2tog tbl, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, [ktbl1] 4 times, p2
  • Row 4: K2, [ptbl1] 4 times, k1, p7, k1, [ptbl1] 4 times, k2
  • Row 5: P2, cb4f, k3, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3, cb4b, p2
  • Row 6: K2, [ptbl1] 4 times, k1, p7, k1, [ptbl1] 4 times, k2
  • Row 7: P2, [ktbl1] 4 times, k9, [ktbl1] 4 times, p2
  • Row 8: K2, [ptbl1] 4 times, k1, p7, k1, [ptbl1] 4 times, k2
  • Repeat these 8 rows until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Lace and Cable Stitch Right Side

Example of the Lace and Cable Stitch Wrong Side

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