The Inverted Gull Cable Panel Stitch

About this Stitch Pattern

The Inverted Gull Cable Panel Stitch is a beautiful slipped stitch cable pattern. Made by using a pair of 1 over 3 cross stitches, these cables have elongated stitches. By mirroring these cables next to each other, the effect looks like a flock of seagulls flying in a row. With only 4 rows and a simple cable repeat, Inverted Gull Cable is an easy stitch for beginner knitters to experiment with.

This cable panel can be used on its own as a decorative elements, worked with other cables for an aran sweater, or repeated in a blanket or scarf.

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Techniques Used In This Stitch Pattern

Knit Stitch
Purl Stitch
1/3 LC
1 over 3 Left Cross (Cable 4 Left – C4L): sl 1 st on cable needle and hold in front, k3, then k1 from cable needle.
1/3 RC
1 over 3 Right Cross (Cable 4 Right – C4R): sl 3 sts on cable needle and hold in back, k1, then k3 from cable needle.

Stitch Pattern Details

Skill Level


Row Count


Stitch Repeat

Panel of 13 sts

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Panel worked over 13 stitches on a background of reverse stockinette.

  • Row 1 (WS): K2, p9, k2
  • Row 2: P2, 1/3 LC, k1, 1/3 RC, p2
  • Row 3: K2, p9, k2
  • Row 4: P2, k9, p2

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

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Stitch Pattern Characteristics


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