The Pillar Cable Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #166

Stitch Description

This knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the pillar cable stitch. This pillar cable stitch is simple, yet bold. It is perfect for as an accent on sweaters, purses, and blankets.

Video Tutorial


Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch
P
Purl Stitch
c2f
Cable 2 Front: Slip one st onto cable needle and hold to front, k1, k1 off of cable needle
c2bw
Cable 2 Back Wrong Side: Slip one st onto cable needle and hold to back, p1, p1 off of cable needle


Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Intermediate

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 2

  Pattern Repeat 
Worked over 5 stitches

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Worked over 5 stitches on a reverse stockinette background.

  • Row 1 (RS): K1, [c2f] twice
  • Row 2: P1, [c2bw] twice
  • Repeat these 2 rows until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Pillar Cable Stitch Right SideExample of the Pillar Cable Stitch Wrong Side

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