The Staghorn Cable Stitch

Stitch Description

The staghorn cable is a classic crossed stitch pattern. This panel consists of wide, stacked V shaped cables that give the look of deer horns. It’s a striking knitting pattern that can work well on its own or as part of an aran cable combination.

Use this stitch in a scarf or as an accent for a sleeve. You can also repeat panel for an afghan or pillow.

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Knit Stitch
Purl Stitch
Cable 4 Back
Cable 4 Front

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 6

  Pattern Repeat 
Panel of 16 stitches

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Panel of 16 sts on a background of Reverse Stockinette Stitch.

  • Foundation Row: Purl.
  • Row 1 (Right Side): K4, C4B, C4F, k4.
  • Row 2: Purl.
  • Row 3: K2, C4B, k4, C4F, k2.
  • Row 4: Purl.
  • Row 5: C4B, k8, C4F.
  • Row 6: Purl.

Repeat rows 1-6 until you have reached your desired length.

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