Category Archives: Cable & Twist Stitches

The Crossed Ribs Stitch

Description

The Crossed Rib Stitch is a beautiful example of the 2x2 Rib Stitch that has been varied with some Cabling techniques.

The "base" of the stitch is founded in a straight-forward 2x2 Rib Stitch i.e. knit two, purl two. This ribbing is then offset by the use of cable six forward/backward techniques to producing the crossing effect.

Be careful when doing the cabling, as it is a little more complicated than your standard Cable Six - as you will slip four onto the cable, knit two and then slip two stitches back onto the left-hand needle again and purl them before knitting the last two off the cable needle.

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Instructions

Cast on any multiple of sixteen plus two stitches for your project.

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The Plaited Cable Stitch

Description

The Plaited Cable Stitch produces a very wide pattern Cable effect where a bold accent is desired.

The wide plaited effect is created by a series of cable six forward and cable six back repeats on a garter stitch background. The stitch works well on wide panels in conjunction with other Aran patterns.

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Instructions

Cast on any multiple of twenty-three plus five stitches for your project.

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The Minaret Stitch

Description

The Minaret Stitch produces a slender Cable that resembles the domed structure of a mosque's minaret.

The Minaret Stitch is edging between an intermediate and advanced stitch, as it combines cables, slip stitches and decreases together to generate the arching domal structure. If any of the techniques listed below are new to you, I would hardly recommend following the video instructions before you start on the pattern proper.

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Instructions

Cast on any multiple of twelve plus four stitches for your project.

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The Honeycomb Cable Stitch

Description

The Honeycomb Cable Stitch is a striking Cable Stitch that produces a beautiful honeycomb pattern.

This stitch gives a more rugged, raised texture than the Honeycomb Slip Stitch, and is perfect for thick wooly jumpers or hats.

This stitch, is very easy to master, as it only involves two cables (Cable four forward/Cable four backward) on a stockinette stitch backdrop.

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Instructions

Cast on any multiple of eight stitches for your project.

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The Wild Oats Stitch

Description

The Wild Oats Stitch is an interesting cross between a Cables & Twist Stitch & a Slip Stitch.

The stitch gives a softly contoured pattern with a low relief, producing a less "in-your-face" more subtle texture.

The effect is created by slipping stitches purlwise a couple of rows followed by a row of cable stitches.

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Instructions

Cast on any multiple of four plus one stitches for your project.

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