The Ribbed Cables Stitch
The Ribbed Cables stitch is a great "twist" in the Rib Stitch family.
The stitch uses an increase/decrease combo to create a mock cable rib effect, which sits on a Reverse-Stockinette Stitch backdrop.
On first look, the increase (k1bfb) seems intimidating, but if it's new to you, try a few practices on a test swatch, and we're sure you'll pick it up pretty quickly. This increase adds an extra two stitches to your row, which are then decreased a couple of rows later using a k3tog.
As you would expect from a rib stitch, it is super-stretchable meaning it is a perfect candidate for those fitted areas such as collars and cuffs. While it is not reversible in the strictest sense i.e. it produces two mirror image sides; the wrong side gives an extremely attractive broad stockinette stitch rib effect.
Keen to get started? Then lets get started with the instructions below...
Cast on multiples of five plus four stitches for your project.