Woven Cable Stitch

About this Stitch Pattern

The Woven Cable Stitch pattern creates a tight, dense fabric with a woven basketweave look. The effect is created by combining 2/2 Right and Left Crosses on offset rows. This makes the pattern appear to weave in and out for a very pleasant effect.

This is a great stitch for bulky yarns to use in pillows, bags, and blankets.

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Techniques Used In This Stitch Pattern

Stitch Pattern Details

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Row Count


Stitch Repeat

Multiples of 4

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 4

  • Row 1 (RS): *C4F; rep from * to end.
  • Row 2: Purl all stitches.
  • Row 3: K2, *C4B; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
  • Row 4: Purl all stitches.

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

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4 thoughts on “Woven Cable Stitch

    • Johnny Vasquez says:

      I can’t tell you that. It is dependent upon a lot of factors. How tight you knit, what size yarn you’re using, what size needles you’re using, and what gauge you knit this pattern. You’ll need to do a gauge swatch, figure out your stitches per inch, then multiply that by the width of the blanket you want to make, then divide that by the cast on multiples to make sure you have an even number of repeats. If you do not, then add or subtract stitches until you do.

      does that make sense?

  1. Helen (of Troy) says:

    several years ago, vogue knitting feature (on the cover) a jacket and cape (and hat) knit in this stitch (in red)

    they suggested, that knitters learn how to cable with out using a cable needle (just skip first two stitches, k2, then knit first two.

    Its a bit tricky–but make this stitch pattern much easier, and faster to work.

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