How to Knit the Wheat Ear Cable Stitch

Stitch Description

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the wheat ear cable stitch. This stitch creates a thick cable pattern. The wheat ear cable stitch would be great for coffee cozies, scarves, and sweaters!

Video Tutorial


Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch
P
Purl Stitch
C6B
Cable 6 Back – Using the cable needle, slip the next 3 stitches onto it and hang in back. Knit the next 3 stitches on the left needle. Then, knit the stitches from the cable needle individually.

C6F
Cable 6 Front – Using the cable needle, slip the next 3 stitches onto it and hang in front. Knit the next 3 stitches on the left needle. Then, knit the stitches from the cable needle individually.

Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Intermediate

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 4

  Pattern Repeat 
Panel of 17 sts

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Panel of 17 sts.

  • Row 1 (Right Side): p2, k13, p2.
  • Row 2: k2, p13, k2.
  • Row 3: p2, c6b, k1, c6f, p2.
  • Row 4: k2, p13, k2.

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

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