Four-section Cable - How to knit
The Four-section Cable is a simple cable stitch that uses ribbing to create an interesting fabric. It's worked over a panel of 7 stitches with a background of reverse stockinette. It uses a Twist 7 Back Rib stitch that creates a dense fabric that would be a lovely stitch pattern to use for a sweater, hat, scarf or a blanket.
There is a chart below for reference
Materials needed (listed below is what I used to create the sample of the stitch pattern)
2 stitch markers (optional)
Stitches and abbreviations used
PB1: Purl through the back loop
St(s): Stitch (es)
T7B rib: Twist 7 Back Rib - slip next 4 sts from left hand needle to cable needle, hold to back, k1, p1, k1 from left hand needle, [p1, k1] two times from cable needle
X: times (Example: 3x - 3 times)
I find it easier to insert stitch markers between panels, so as not to get confused to where the background of reverse stockinette section is
To help minimize the gap of the cable, I give a light tug on the stitch afterward to close it up a bit
Directions (worked over panel of 7 sts with background of reverse stockinette)
Row 1 (RS): K1, [p1, k1] 3x
Row 2: PB1, [k1, PB1] 3x
Row 3: T7B rib
Row 4: As row 2
Repeat rows 1-2 three more times
Repeat rows 1-10 to desired length (for consistency, I bound off after completing row 4), then bind off as 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
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