The Roman Cable Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #107

Stitch Description

The Roman Cable Stitch is simple, yet bold cable panel with great visual impact. It works best on a reverse stockinette stitch background, and can also be made without a cable needle. It is perfect for as an accent on sweaters, purses, and blankets.

Video Tutorial


Knit Stitch
Purl Stitch
Cable Two Front: Sl one st onto cable needle and hold to front of work, k 1, k1 from cable needle
Cable Two Back: Sl one st onto cable needle and hold to back of work, k 1, k1 from cable needle

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 2

  Pattern Repeat 
Panel of 4 stitches

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Panel of 4 stitches

  • Row 1 (RS): C2B, C2F (or without using a cable needle: RT, LT)
  • Row 2: P4

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Roman Cable Stitch Right Side

Roman Cable Stitch Wrong Side

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