Cross Stitch Cable

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There are many interesting cables that can be worked into your knitting projects. In this video, Corrina Ferguson demonstrates the key steps on how to work a cross stitch cable – a cable that features elongated stitches.

The cable itself is worked over 4 stitches. On the Wrong Side of the work, Corrina double wraps the purl stitches of the cable to create elongated stitches. On the Right Side, these double wrapped stitches are worked as follows:

1. Slip 4 double wrapped stitches purlwise to right needle, with yarn in back, dropping the extra stitches to elongate the stitches
2. Insert left needle purlwise into stitches 1 and 2, passing them over stitches 3 and 4.
3. Slip stitches 3 and 4 purlwise back to left needle.
4. Knit the 4 elongated stitches.


This cable pattern is worked over a multiple of 10 plus 6 stitches, with garter stitch (knit on both Right Sides and Wrong Sides) being worked in between the cables. The stitch pattern is worked as follows:

Row 1 (RS): Knit all stitches.
Row 2 (WS): K1, p4, k1, *DWP 4 times, k1, p4, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 3: *K6, CCC; rep from * to last 6 sts, k6.
Row 4: K1, *p4, k1; rep from* to end.
Row 5: Knit.
Row 6: K1, DWP 4 times, k1, *p4, k1, DWP 4 times, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 7: *K1, CCC, k5; rep from * to last 6 sts, k1, CCC, k1.
Row 8: K1, *p4, k1; rep from * to end.

Rep rows 1 – 8 for pattern.


CCC: cross stitch cable – sl4 wyib dropping extra wraps, then with point of left-hand needle, pass the first 2 stitches over the second 2 stitches, return the stitches on the right-hand needle to the left-hand needle and knit all 4 sts in the crossed order
DWP: double wrap purl – purl, wrapping the yarn twice around the needle


k: knit
p: purl
rep: repeat
RS: Right Side
sl: slip stitch purlwise
WS: Wrong Side
wyib: with yarn in back