Pillar Cable Stitch

About this Stitch Pattern

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.

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Techniques Used In This Stitch Pattern

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

Stitch Pattern Details

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Row Count


Stitch Repeat

Worked over 5 stitches

Stitch 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.

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Stitch Pattern Characteristics


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