Three Stitch Slipped Cable Stitch

Stitch Description

This knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the slipped three stitch cable in both right and left variations. This stitch is a very small accent cable at only three stitches wide. The slipped three stitch cable would be great to use on small projects like mug cozies, wrist warmers or book covers or it could be used in an all over cable design popular in aran sweaters!

Video Tutorial


Knit Stitch
Purl Stitch
Cable 3 Right – slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold at back of work, knit next stitch from left hand needle then knit sts from cable needle.
Cable 3 Left – slip next st onto cable needle and hold at front of work, knit next 2 sts from left hand needle then knit sts from cable needle.

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 4

  Pattern Repeat 
Worked over 3 stitches

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Worked over 3 stitches

    • Note: Slipped to the Left
    • Row 1: (right side) Sl 1 purl-wise, k2.
    • Row 2: P2, sl 1 purl-wise.
    • Row 3: C3L
    • Row 4: Purl

Repeat rows 1-4 until you have reached your desired length.

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