The mutton chop cable is a panel stitch made with a textured cable that looks like an old fashion mutton chop beard. By interrupting a traditional cable pattern with a stripe of reverse stockinette, this stitch creates a unique and interesting texture. While it is meant to be used as a panel, multiple repeats can be done in sequence creating an all over textured fabric.
Try this cable stitch in a scarf or washcloth.
- 4/4 PRC
- Four over Four Purl Right Cross (T8R – Twist 8 Right): Slip 4 sts to cn and hold in back, p4, k4 from cn
- 4/4 PLC
- Four over Four Purl Left Cross (T8L – Twist 8 Left): Slip 4 sts to cn and hold in front, k4, p4 from cn
Cast On: Panel of 22 sts
- Row 1 (WS): K2, *p8, k2, repeat from *.
- Row 2: K10, p2, k10.
- Row 3: K2, *p8, k2, repeat from *.
- Row 4: K2, 4/4 PLC, p2, 4/4 PRC, k2.
- Row 5: K6, p4, k2, p4, k6.
- Row 6: K2, p4, k4, p2, k4, p4, k2.
- Row 7: K6, p4, k2, p4, k6.
- Row 8: K10, p2, k10.
- Row 9: K2, *p8, k2, repeat from *.
- Row 10: K10, p2, k10.
Repeat these 10 rows