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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(listed below is what I used to create the sample of the stitch pattern)
- Paintbox Yarns Simply DK yarn in color Light Grey (#104), approximately 20 yds
- Size 6 / 4 mm knitting needles
- Cable needle
Stitches and abbreviations used
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
WS: Wrong side
X: Times (example: 3x = 3 times)
- 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.
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