Crossed Cables Stitch

The Crossed Cables 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.

It is similar to the Crossed Ribs stitch, but with less rows between the cables producing a much more intricate criss-crossing effect.

Please find the instructions below...

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Instructions

Cast on any multiple of eight plus six stitches for your project.

Start the first row on the wrong side of the fabric and repeat a knit two, purl two repeat along the row until you reach the final two stitches and knit both. You will repeat this pattern for all the alternate rows i.e. rows three, five, seven, nine, etc. and so on.

The second-row continues with a purl two, knit two repeat until you reach the final two stitches and purl two. Keep repeating and alternating between rows one and two until you reach the eighth row.

For the eight row you will do a purl two, cable six forward repeat until the last six stitches. The cable six forward comprises slipping three stitches onto your cable needle, and holding it to the front of the work, knit three from the left-hand needle then knit the three stitches from the cable needle. Once you reach the last six stitches, purl two, knit two, then purl two.

Go back to alternating between rows one and two from row nine until you reach the end of the fifthteenth row.

For the last row in the repeat (the sixteenth), start by purling two, knitting two, then purling two. You then enter a cable six back, purl two repeat till the end of the row. For the cable six back, you should slip three stitches onto your cable needle and hold it to the back of the work, then knit three from your left-hand needle and then knit the three stitches from your cable needle. Keep repeating this till you reach the end of the row.

Once you have completed row sixteen, continue repeating rows 1-16 until you have the desired size.

Difficulty Level:

Intermediate Knitting Stitch

Cast on:

Cast on any multiple of 8 + 6 stitches.
16 row pattern repeat.

Techniques Used in this Stitch:

k
p
C6F
C6B

Knit
Purl
Cable Six Forward
Cable Six Backward

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Traditional Instructions

Row 1 & all alt rows (WS): *k2, p2; repeat from * till last two stitches, k2.
Rows 2, 4 & 6: *p2, k2; repeat from * till last two stitches, p2.
Row 8: *p2, C6F; repeat from * till the last six stitches, p2, k2, p2.
Rows 10, 12 & 14: *p2, k2; repeat from * till last two stitches, p2.
Row 16: p2, k2, p2, *C6B, p2; repeat from * till the end of the row.

Repeat rows 1-16 to desired length.

*C6F; slip three stitches onto the cable needle and leave at the front of the work, k3, k3 from cable needle.
*C6B; slip three stitches onto the cable needle and leave at the back of the work, k3, k3 from cable needle.

Crossed Cables Stitch Chart

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Crossed Cables Stitch Swatch Examples

Crossed Cables Stitch Example - RS

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Crossed Cables Stitch Example - WS

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