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Elliptical Cable Stitch

Elliptical Cable Knitting Stitch Pattern

About This Stitch Pattern

This knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the elliptical cable stitch. This unique cable pattern creates a cable within a cable. It’s great as an accent on a hat, sweater, or afghan.

[Video] Stitch Pattern Tutorial

Techniques Used in this Stitch

Stitch Pattern Details

Skill Level

Intermediate

Row Repeat

10

Stitch Repeat

Panel of 12sts

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Panel of 12sts on a background of reverse stockinette.

  • Row 1: (WS) K2, p2 tbl, p4, p2 tbl, k2
  • Row 2: p2, k2 tbl, k4, k2 tbl, p2
  • Row 3: K2, p2 tbl, p4, p2 tbl, k2
  • Row 4: p2, k2 tbl, C4B, k2 tbl, p2
  • Row 5: K2, p2 tbl, p4, p2 tbl, k2
  • Row 6: p2, k2 tbl, k4, k2 tbl, p2
  • Row 7: K2, p2 tbl, p4, p2 tbl, k2
  • Row 8: p2, k2 tbl, k4, k2 tbl, p2
  • Row 9: K2, p2 tbl, p4, p2 tbl, k2
  • Row 10: p2, sl next 4 sts onto DPN and hold in back, k2, then knit 1st 2sts from DPN; bring DPN with remaining 2 sts through to front of work, k2, then k2 from dpn; p2

    Repeat these 10 rows until you have reached your desired length.

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