Wavy Cable Rib Stitch

About this Stitch Pattern

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.

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Techniques Used In This Stitch Pattern

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 Pattern Details

Skill Level


Row Count


Stitch Repeat

Multiples of 3 + 1

Stitch 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.

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Stitch Pattern Characteristics


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