Thursday, 20 August 2015

The Weekly Swatch: The Simple Cable Stitch / Rope Stitch

Simple Cable / Rope Stitch (Sample knitted with Rowan Cocoon)

It occurred to me that I have so far seriously neglected knitted cables on this blog, and as I am currently swatching for new designs (another snood / cowl due for release later this autumn), this week's swatch will feature a simple cable stitch, which is also often referred to as 'Rope Stitch'. 

Simple Cable / Rope Stitch (Sample knitted with Stylecraft Signature Chunky)

To achieve the above cable effect a multiple of 10 plus 4 stitches are required. These are either knitted or purled. On one row, the cable will be worked on 3 stitches in the centre of the motif, making this a relatively uncomplicated cable motif, suitable for the beginner knitter wishing to gain a first exposure to this particular technique.

Multiple of 10 plus 4 stitches

Please note: You will either need a cable needle (CN) or a spare double pointed needle.

Row 1: P4, *K6, P4; repeat from * to end  

Row 2: K4, *P6, K4; repeat from * to end  

Row 4: Repeat Row 1 

Row 5: Repeat Row 2

Row 5: *P4, slip the next three stitches onto CN and hold at back of work, K3, K3 stitches 
from CN, repeat from * to last 4 sts, P4

Row 6: K4, *P6, K4; repeat from * to end  


Repeat Row 1 - Row 6

Simple Cable Stitch / Rope Stitch (Knitted with Rowan Cocoon, shade: Quarry Tile)

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