The Chained Cable Stitch is a big, bold Cable stitch that will give any project some “density”.
This is another cable stitch that is produced from a base layer of simple Knit & Purl stitches. The repeating knit and purl pattern is interspersed with cable six forward and cable six back stitches to generate the chain like appearance.
Let’s get to the instructions.
Cast on any multiple of eighteen plus six stitches for your project.
Start the first row on the wrong side of the fabric and repeat a knit six, purl three pattern along the row until you reach the last six stitches, and knit them.
For the second row, repeat a purl six, knit three pattern until you reach the last six stitches and purl all six. Keep alternating between rows one and two until you reach the eighth row.
The eighth row starts with a repeat of purling six, then cable six forward, cable six backward. For the cable six forward, slip three stitches onto your cable needle and hold in front of the work, and purl three from the left-hand needle before knitting the three stitches from the cable needle. The Cable six back involves slipping three stitches onto your cable needle and holding them to the back of the work, then knit three from your left-hand needle and then purl the three stitches from you cable needle. Keep repeating this pattern until you reach the last six stitches and purl all six.
The ninth row involves a repeat of knitting nine followed by purling six. Continue this pattern until you hit the last nine stitches and knit all of them. Continuing with the tenth row, repeat, purling nine then knitting six until you reach the last six stitches and purl all six. Keep repeating rows nine and ten until you reach row sixteen.
The sixteenth, and the last row starts a repeat by purling six, then following the same instructions as above, cable six backward, then cable six forwards. Keep repeating this until you reach the last six stitches and purl them all.
Once you have completed row twenty, continue repeating rows 1-16 until you have the desired size.
Rows 1, 3, 5, 7 (WS): *(k6, p3) twice; repeat from * till last six stitches, k6.
Rows 2, 4 & 6: *(p6, k3) twice; repeat from * till last six stitches, p6.
Row 8: *p6, C6F, C6B; repeat from * till last six stitches, p6.
Rows 9, 11, 13 & 15: *k9, p6; repeat from * till last nine stitches, k9.
Rows 10, 12 & 14: *p9, k6; repeat from * till last nine stitches, p9.
Row 16: *p6, C6B, C6F; repeat from * till last six stitches, p6.
Repeat rows 1-16 to desired length.