Little Pearl Cable Stitch

About this Stitch Pattern

The little pearl stitch is a simple cable knitting pattern. Embedded in a background of stockinette, this tiny column of diamonds creates a subtle textured fabric. Using basic two stitch cables, this is an easy pattern for beginners to experiment with. It can be used as an accent in all kinds of project to add a little interesting detail. Try it on sweater sleeves or in a hat.

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Techniques Used In This Stitch Pattern

Purl Stitch
Cable 2 Forward – Slip 1 st to cn and hold in front, k1, k1 from cn.
Cable 2 Back

Stitch Pattern Details

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Stitch Repeat

Worked Over 4 Stitches

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Worked Over 4 Stitches

  • Row 1: C2f, c2b
  • Row 2: Purl
  • Row 3: C2b, c2f
  • Row 4: Purl

Repeat these 4 rows until you have reached your desired length.

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Stitch Pattern Characteristics


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2 thoughts on “Little Pearl Cable Stitch

  1. Katrina says:

    Hi , I thought that cable 2 meant that you put two stitches on the cable needle. Have I been doing this wrong?

    • Johnny Vasquez says:

      When you see a cable stitch written like cXf or tXb, X = the number of stitches the cable is worked across. So unless the abbreviation has a special explanation, you’ll slip half of X onto your cable needle and then work the cable pattern.

      Make sense?

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