Sweeping Cable Stitch

About this Stitch Pattern

This knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the sweeping cable stitch. This simple pattern creates a large cable that can easily be made to sweep left or right. It’s a great option for aran sweaters, afghans, and even scarves.

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Techniques Used In This Stitch Pattern

Knit Stitch
Purl Stitch
Cable 8 Front
Cable 8 Back

Stitch Pattern Details

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Stitch Repeat

This cable stitch is worked over 8 stitches

Stitch Pattern Instructions

This cable stitch is worked over 8 stitches on a reverse stockinette background

    • Row 1 (RS): K8
    • Row 2: P8
    • Row 3: C8B or C8F
    • Row 4: P8
    • Row 5: K8
    • Row 6: P8
    • Row 7: K8
    • Row 8: P8

Repeat rows 1 – 8 until you have reached your desired length.

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Stitch Pattern Characteristics


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