How to Knit the Pinched Cable Stitch

How to Knit the Pinched Cable Stitch

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the pinched cable stitch. This stitch creates two little cables that have a cable link design. The pinched cable stitch would be great for scarves, afghans and sweaters!

Materials Used in this Tutorial


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A pair of knitting needles


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Knit Stitch – K
Purl Stitch-p
Stockinette Stitch-St st
Purl 1 Through back of Loop (p1 tbl)- With right needle behind left needle, insert needle into stitch from left to right and purl.

Twist 3 Right Purl (T3RP)- Slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold at back of work, knit next st from left hand needle, then p1, k1 from cable needle.

Skill: Easy
Cast On:Panel of 3 sts on a background of reverse St St.

Pattern Instructions

  1. Row 1

    (Right Side): K1, p1, k1.

  2. Row 2

    p1 tbl, k1, p1 tbl.

  3. Row 3


  4. Row 4

    p1 tbl, k1, p1 tbl.

  5. Row 5

    k1, p1, k1.

  6. Row 6

    p1 tbl, k1, p1 tbl.

Repeat rows 1-6 until you reach your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Pinched Cable Stitch. (Right Side)

Example of the Pinched Cable Stitch. Right Side (Click for Larger Image)

Example of the Pinched Cable Stitch. (Wrong Side)

Example of the Pinched Cable Stitch. Wrong Side (Click for Larger Image)

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