The Knotted Cable Stitch is such a fun stitch. It’s worked with a background of reverse stockinette with the cable working over 6 stitches. The knot in the middle of the cable is created by doing a Cross 6 or C6 stitch, and then the cable is worked as a 2×2 ribbing. The Knotted Cable Stitch pattern works in multiples of 6 over a 10 row repeat.
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To see a video tutorial of the Knotted Cable stitch, click on the box below.
Stitches and abbreviations used:
Written using US terms
RS: Right side
WS: Wrong side
C6: Cross 6 – Slip 4 onto cable needle and hold in front of work, k2, sl2 from cable needle back to left needle, pass cable needle with 2 remaining knit sts to back of work, p2 from left needle, k2 from cable needle
Instructions are for cable panel only; this stitch is worked on a background of reverse stockinette
Note: If you prefer to have the first knot higher up the panel (instead of towards the bottom where you begin), simply work a few more rows of 1-2
Directions for the Knotted Cable Stitch:
1 (RS): K2, p2, k2
2 & every alt row: P2, k2, p2
5, 7 & 9: As row 1
10: As row 2
Rep rows 1-10 until desired length is reached.
I hope you enjoyed learning this stitch as much as I did. When you make something with it, could you please tag me @handmadebystacyj or #handmadebystacyj – I’d love to see what you create!