The Inverted Gull Cable Panel Stitch

Stitch Description

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.

Video Tutorial


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 Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 4

  Pattern Repeat 
Panel of 13 sts

Stitch Characteristics

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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