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Pillar Cable Stitch

About This Stitch Pattern

This knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the pillar cable stitch. This pillar cable stitch is simple, yet bold. It is perfect for as an accent on sweaters, purses, and blankets.

[Video] Stitch Pattern Tutorial

Techniques Used in this Stitch

K”]Knit Stitch
P”]Purl Stitch
c2f”]Cable 2 Front: Slip one st onto cable needle and hold to front, k1, k1 off of cable needle
c2bw”]Cable 2 Back Wrong Side: Slip one st onto cable needle and hold to back, p1, p1 off of cable needle

Stitch Pattern Details

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Row Repeat


Stitch Repeat

Worked over 5 stitches

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Worked over 5 stitches on a reverse stockinette background.

    • Row 1 (RS): K1, [c2f] twice
    • Row 2: P1, [c2bw] twice

Repeat these 2 rows until you have reached your desired length.

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