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Fishtail Cable Stitch

Fishtail Cable Stitch Knitting Pattern (Right Side)

About This Stitch Pattern

The Fishtail Cable Stitch pattern looks exactly like it’s name. The fabric creates a column of stacked cables that resemble fishtails. It’s a great accent detail cable for blankets, bags, and sweaters.

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Techniques Used in this Stitch

K”]Knit Stitch
P”]Purl Stitch
LC4″]Left Cable Four: sl 1 st on cable needle and hold in front, k3, then k1 from cable needle.
RC4″]Right Cable Four: sl 3 sts on cable needle and hold in back, k1, then k3 from cable needle.

Stitch Pattern Details

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Row Repeat


Stitch Repeat

Panel of 9 stitches

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Cable is worked over a panel 9 stitches.

  • Row 1: K9
  • Row 2: P9
  • Row 3: (For tail going down) LC4, k1, RC4 / (For tail going up) RC4, k1, LC4
  • Row 4: P9
  • Row 5: K9
  • Row 6: P9

Repeat rows 1 – 6 until you have reached your desired length.

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