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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.

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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)

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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