The Small Wavy Cable Stitch

Stitch Description

The small wavy cable is a simple ribbing pattern where the ribs ripple like a wave. This effect is achieved with a basic two stitch cross. A similar look can be created using a twisted mock cable (which is actually easier to knit), but the result will be less defined. The small wavy cable stitch is a great alternative to traditional ribbing, and it can be used in place of basic rib patterns.

Use this stitch for cuffs on a sweater or sock, or on its own in a hat or scarf.

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Abbreviations

K
Knit

P
Purl

1/1 LC
1/1 Left Cross (C2B – Cable 2 Back): Sl next st onto cable needle and hold at back of work, knit next st from needle, then knit st from cable needle.

1/1 RC
1/1 Right Cross (C2F – Cable 2 Front): Sl next st onto cable needle and hold at front of work, knit next st from needle, then knit st from cable needle.


Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Easy

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 4

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 3 + 1

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 3 + 1

  • Row 1 (RS): P1, *1/1 LC, p1; rep from * to end.
  • Row 2: K1, *p2, k1; rep from * to end.
  • Row 3: P1, *1/1 RC, p1; rep from * to end.
  • Row 4: K1, *p2, k1; rep from * to end.

Repeat these 4 rows until you have reached your desired length.

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