Category Archives: Knitting Stitches

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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The Trellis Stitch

Description

The Trellis Stitch is a member of the Cables & Twist Stitch family and produces a interlocking chain-mail affect.

The stitch gives a very angular honeycomb type texture and is an excellent choice for paneling on large projects.

The cross-over link effect is created by knitting what is in effect a rib style stitch, then slipping stitches onto a cable needle on the fifth and eleventh rows of the pattern repeat. By varying the timing of these cable rows you can make for a tighter interlocked pattern by repeating them more frequently, or alternatively generate a rib pattern with an occasional switch by increasing the cable row numbers.

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Instructions

Cast on any multiple of six stitches for your project.

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The Simple Cable Stitch

Description

The Simple Cable Stitch is a great place for beginners to start working with Cables & Twist Stitches.

The stitch is instantly recognizable, as it adorns many a knitted cardigan and jumper, as panels or as a full pattern. It's also, very suitable for giving cuffs or other fitted areas a little more 'oomph' than a standard rib stitch.

The simplicity in this stitch is that you are working predominately in simple knit and purls (almost producing a wide, offset rib effect). On row five (of a six-row repeat) we add in a cable four forward to create the twisted texture. Simple as the name suggests!

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Instructions

Cast on any multiples of seven plus three stitches for your project.

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