The Baby Cable & Garter Ridges is a simple cable stitch that creates a beautiful pattern with loads of texture and interest. It’s worked in multiples of 25 stitches and uses a Cable 4 Front stitch, and as a result adds interest and creates a lovely dense fabric that would be a great to use for a sweater, hat, scarf or a blanket.

There is a knitting chart below for reference, as well as a video link above to help you.

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Materials needed

(listed below is what I used to create the sample of the stitch pattern)

Stitches and abbreviations used

K: Knit

P: Purl

RS: Right side

St(s): Stitch (es)

C4F: Cable 4 Front – slip next 2 sts from left hand needle to cable needle, hold to front, k2 from left hand needle, then k2 from cable needle

Rep: Repeat

WS: Wrong side

X: Times (example: 3x = 3 times)

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  • If you’d like to minimize the gap from the cable, try giving the yarn a light tug on the stitch afterward to close up the gap a little bit.

Directions for Baby Cable and Garter Ridges Stitch:

  • Row 1 (RS): *P9, k4, p12; rep * to end
  • Row 2 (WS): *[P3, k1] 3x, p4, k1, [p3, k1] 2x; rep * to end
  • Row 3: *[P1, k3] 2x, p1, c4f, [p1, k3] 3x; rep * to end
  • Row 4: As row 2

Repeat rows 1-4 to desired length and then bind off in pattern.

If you enjoyed learning this stitch, here are a few more that are available to view on the website 🙂

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Knitting chart that shows how to knit the Baby Cable and Garter Ridges stitch from Handmade by Stacy J

I hope you enjoyed learning this stitch as much as I did. Please tag me @handmadebystacyj when posting on social media – I’d love to see your makes!

Stacy J