Woven Cable Stitch

The Woven Cable Stitch


The Woven Cable Stitch gives a great textured look similar in style to a basketweave, but with the orientation of the weaves rotated through 45 degrees.

So, what is a Woven Cable Stitch? As is probably fairly obvious from the name, the Woven Cable stitch utilizes cable stitch techniques to generate the interlocking basketweave appearance.

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Woven Cable stitch example & Title Slide for


Begin by casting on any multiple of 4 stitches.
The 1st row is a repeat of the same technique, the cable with four forward - start by slipping two stitches onto a cable needle (which should be in front of the main needles), knit two from the left hand needle (if you are left handed, this will be your right-hand needle) & then knit the two stitches from the cable needle. Repeat this for the entire first row. On reversing the fabric, you should then proceed to purl all the stitches in row 2.

Row 3 begins by knitting two stitches, followed by a repeating pattern of the cable with four backward and then ending on two knit stitches. The cable four backward is similar to the cable four forward, but instead of beginning by slipping two stitches onto a cable needle to the front, you should slip two stitches onto the cable needle with it behind your main needles; knit two from your left hand needle and then knit the two stitches from the cable needle. Reverse and knit all purl stitches for row 4.

Continue repeating rows 1-4 until your fabric reached the desired length.

Difficulty Level:

Easy Knitting Stitch Difficulty

Cast on:

Cast on multiples of 4.

Techniques Used in this Stitch:

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Traditional Instructions

Row 1: *C4F; repeat from * to the end of the row
Row 2: p all stitches
Row 3: k2; *C4B; repeat from * to the last 2 stitches; k2
Row 4: p all stitches

Repeat row 1-4 to desired length.

Woven Cable Stitch Chart

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Woven Cable Stitch Swatch Examples

Example of Woven Cable Stitch - RS

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Example of Woven Cable Stitch - WS

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Knitting projects using the Woven Cable Stitch

Woven Cable Basket by A Crocheted Simplicity

You can just imagine the easter bunny running around with this cute little basket from A Crocheted Simplicity. You can find the pattern design on Raverly.


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