The Roman Cable Stitch

Roman Cable Knitting Stitch Pattern

About this Stitch Pattern

The Roman Cable Stitch is simple, yet bold cable that pops on a background of reverse stockinette. It’s made up of closely stacked cable stitches which give the look of a tightly braided rope. This is an easy cable panel pattern that’s perfect as part of an aran sweater, sleeve accent, or design detail.

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Techniques Used In This Stitch Pattern

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

Stitch Pattern Details

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Row Count


Stitch Repeat

Panel of 4 stitches

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Cast On: 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.

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Stitch Pattern Characteristics


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