How to Knit the Cable Ribbing Stitch

Stitch Description

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the cable ribbing stitch. This stitch creates a fancy cable pattern. The cable ribbing stitch would be great for hats, scarves, and cowls!

Video Tutorial


Knit Stitch
Purl Stitch
k tbl
Knit Through Back Loop
p tbl
Purl Through Back Loop

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 4

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiple of 5+2

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiple of 5 sts + 2.

  • Row 1 (Wrong Side): k2, *p1 tbl, k1, p1 tbl, k2; rep from *.
  • Row 2: p2, *k1 tbl, p1, k1 tbl, p2; rep from *.
  • Row 3: k2, *p1 tbl, k1, p1 tbl, k2; rep from *.
  • Row 4: p2, *slip next 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k1 tbl, then slip the purl st back to left hand needle and purl it; then k 1 tbl from cable needle, p2; rep from *.

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

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