Pillar Cable Stitch

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


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 Details

  Skill Level

  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.

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