Swatch School - Twisted Cable

Welcome to the first of our Swatch School posts! Here you can join us to practice stitches and designs and even learn to create your own unique swatches and stitch galleries. 

In this post we focus on cables, mixing up with different stitches and directions to create amazing patterns. 

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Notes before you begin:

Each section is a classic rope cable, and this swatch shows you how varying the stitches and rows and cross direction, can create very different patterns.

This pattern uses a  6 x 6, 4 x 4, and 8 x 8 cable, bordered by purl stitches.

Here’s the row by row for the swatch. See the chart for a quick reference:

 

Abbreviations:

St(s) – Stitch(es), RS – Right side, WS – wrong side, K- knit, P- purl

Cbn – cable needle or DPN

C4(6:8)R – slip next 2( 3:4) sts to a cbn and hold at back of work, K2 (3:4)sts, then k2 (3:4)sts from cbn

C4(6:8)L – slip next 2( 3:4) sts to a cbn and hold at front of work, K2 (3:4)sts, then k2 (3:4)sts from cbn

 

TO START

(This pattern repeat is 44sts x 24 rows)

Cast on 44sts

Row 1 RS: P2, k6, p2, k6, p2, C4L, p2, k8, p2, k8, p2

Row 2 and all other WS rows: K2, p8, k2, p8, k2, p4, k2, p6, k2, p6, k2

Row 3: P2, C6R, P2, C6L, p2, k4, p2, k8, p2, k8, p2

Row 5: P2, k6, p2, k6, p2, C4L, p2, C8R, p2 C8L, p2

Row 7: P2, k6, p2, k6, p2, k4, p2, k8, p2, k8, p2, 

Row 9: P2, C6R, p2, C6L, p2, C4L, p2, k8, p2, k8, p2 

Row 11: P2, k6, p2, k6, p2, k4, p2, k8, p2, k8, p2

Row 13: P2, k6, p2, k6, p2, C4L, p2, C8R, p2, C8L, p2

Row 15 P2, k6, p2, k6, p2, k4, p2, k8, p2, k8, p2

Row 17: P2, K6, p2, K6, p2, C4L, p2, K8, p2, K8, p2

Row 19: P2, k6, p2, k6, p2, k4, p2, k8, p2, k8, p2

Row 21: P2, C6R, p2, C6L, p2, C4L, p2, C8R, p2, C8L, p2

Row 23 P2, k6, p2, k6, p2, k4, p2, k8, p2, k8, p2

Row 24: : K2, p8, k2, p8, k2, p4, k2, p6, k2, p6, k2

 

PATTERN CHART

      

 

 


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