The Wavy Cable Rib Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #150

Stitch Description

This knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the wavy cable rib stitch. This simple cable stitch that is a different twist on the traditional rib pattern. It is a good introduction to using a cable needle for the beginner to learn and can easily be done without a cable needle as well. It’s great for scarves, hats, and afghans.

Video Tutorial


Knit Stitch
Purl Stitch
Cable 2 Front: Slip one st onto cable needle and hold to front, k1, k1 off of cable needle
Cable 2 Back: Slip one st onto cable needle and hold to back, k1, k1 off of cable needle
Right Twist
Left Twist

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  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): K1, *p2, k1, * rep from* to end.
  • Row 2: P1, *C2F, p1,* rep from * to end.
  • Row 3: rep Row 1.
  • Row 4: P1, *C2B, p1,* rep form * to end.
  • Repeat Rows 1-4 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Wavy Cable Rib Stitch Right SideExample of the Wavy Cable Rib Stitch Wrong Side

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