Mutton Chop Cable

Stitch Description

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.

Video Tutorial


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

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 10

  Pattern Repeat 
Panel of 22 sts

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

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

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