Right Cross Cork Cable Stitch

Stitch Description

This knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the cork cable back cross stitch. This cable pattern creates a panel of crossed rib stitches. It is perfect for a cable detail on an aran sweater or afghan.

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Knit Stitch
Purl Stitch
Back Cross – sl 4sts to dpn and hold in back, k2, then sl the 2 purl sts back to left-hand needle and purl them; then k2 from dpn

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 12

  Pattern Repeat 
Panel of 14sts

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Panel of 14sts on a background of reverse stockinette

    • Row 1: (wrong side) k2, (p2, k2) 3 times
    • Row 2: p2, (k2, p2) 3 times
    • Row 3: k2, (p2, k2) 3 times
    • Row 4: p2, (k2, p2) 3 times
    • Row 5: k2, (p2, k2) 3 times
    • Row 6: p2, k2, p2, Back Cross, p2
    • Row 7: k2, (p2, k2) 3 times
    • Row 8: p2, (k2, p2) 3 times
    • Row 9: k2, (p2, k2) 3 times
    • Row 10: p2, (k2, p2) 3 times
    • Row 11: k2, (p2, k2) 3 times
    • Row 12: p2, back cross, p2, k2, p2

Repeat these 12 rows until you have reached your desired length.

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