The Rhombus Cable Stitch

Stitch Description

The Rhombus Cable stitch is a subtle geometric cable pattern. It’s unique look comes from being worked on a background of stockinette, keeping the cable flush with the rest of the fabric. With sharp, angular lines, the rhombus cable contrasts most crossed stitch patterns, where the round curves of the cable are highlighted. This is a great stitch pattern to add texture to large pieces of fabric, including sweaters, hats, and scarves.

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Knit Stitch
Purl Stitch
Cable 4 Back
Cable 4 Front

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 8

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 12

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 12

  • Row 1 (RS): Knit all sts.
  • Row 2: Purl all sts.
  • Row 3: *C4B, k4, C4F, rep from * across row.
  • Row 4: Purl all sts.
  • Row 5: Knit all sts.
  • Row 6: Purl all sts.
  • Row 7: *K2, C4F, C4B, k2, rep from * across row.
  • Row 8: Purl all sts.

Repeat rows 1 – 8 until you have reached your desired length.

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