The Open Cable Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #208

Stitch Description

The Open Cable Stitch is a cable is a non-crossing cable that creates a strong column look. The Open Cable Stitch would be great for cabled sweaters, scarves, headbands and accessories!

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Materials Used

Breakfast Blend

Breakfast Blend is a delicious, 3-ply pairing of soft, combed merino and alpaca yarn, which knits up into a luxurious, velvety fabric. The alpaca contributes a silky hand while the merino keeps the yarn bouncy and light; the resulting fabric has a warm density and soft halo without weight, perfect for garments, accessories, or blankets.

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Knit Stitch
Purl Stitch
Cable Three Right: slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold to back of work, k1, k2 from cable needle
Cable Three Left: slip next st onto cable needle and hold to front of work, k2, k1 from cable needle

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 4

  Pattern Repeat 
Panel of 7 sts on a background of reverse St st

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Panel of 7 sts

  • Row 1 (Right side): Knit 7
  • Row 2: Purl 7
  • Row 3: C3R. k1, C3L
  • Row 4: Purl 7
  • Repeat rows 1-4 until you reach your desired length.

    Swatch Photos

    Example of the Open Cable Stitch Right Side

    Example of the Open Cable Stitch Right Side (Click for Larger)

    Example of the Open Cable Stitch Wrong Side

    Example of the Open Cable Stitch Wrong Side

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