Fudge Swirl Cable - How to knit
The Fudge Swirl Cable is a fairly simple cable stitch that uses ribbing to create an interesting fabric. It's worked over a panel of 18 stitches with a background of reverse stockinette. It uses a 8 Stitch Left Purl Cross 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, as well as a video link to help you with the 8-st LPC.
Materials needed (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 45 yds
2 stitch markers (optional)
Stitches and abbreviations used
RS: Right side
St(s): Stitch (es)
8-st LPC: 8 Stitch Left Purl Cross - slip next 3 sts from left hand needle to cable needle, hold to front, k3 and p2 from left hand needle, k3 from cable needle
WS: Wrong side
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 18 sts with background of reverse stockinette - For the example I cast on 38 for a 10 stitch background of reverse stockinette on each side). Directions are for the cable panel only.
To see how to do the 8-st LPC, click here or scroll to the bottom of this post.
Row 1 (RS): [K3, p2] 3x, k3
Row 2 and all WS rows: P3, [k2, p3] 3x
Row 3: As row 1
Row 5: K3, p2, 8-st LPC, p2, k3
Row 7: 8-st LPC, p2, 8-st LPC
Row 9: As row 5
Row 11: As row 7
Row 13: As row 5
Row 15: As row 7
Row 17: As row 5
Rows 19, 21, 23, 25 & 27: As row 1
Row 28: As row 2
Repeat rows 1-28 to desired length (for consistency, I bound off after completing row 19), then bind off on WS 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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