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Day 1 : Side-by-Side Cable Knit Stitch : #21daysofcableknitstitches

multiple pics of swatches of cable knit stitch

Welcome to Day 1 of the 21 Days of Cable Knit Stitches Series!

We’re going to dive right in! This series is going to be a little different than my others. You’ll learn a new stitch, plus have a headband to wear or gift when you’re finished!

Today stitch is a side-by-side cable, so you’ll be learning a right-leaning cable {back} and a left-leaning cable {front}.


Materials:

Size US 13 {9mm} Knitting Needles
Approximately 75 Yards {68m} of a Super Bulky Yarn
{I used Naturally Soft Super Chunky by Millamia Sweden}
Cable Needle


Notes:

The CO edge is the width.
You can use any category of yarn you’d like, just keep in mind that the thinner the yarn, the narrower your headband.


Video Tutorial:

*Check out some of my other Cable Knit Stitches.


Headband Pattern, Knit Flat, Back & Forth:

CO 14 STS

Row 1 {WS}: K1TBL, K2, P8, K2, K1TBL
Row 2 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P2, K8, P2, WYIF, S1PW
Row 3 {WS}: repeat row 1
Row 4 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P2, C4B, C4F, P2, WYIF S1PW

Repeat rows 1 – 4 until it’s about 18” {46cm} long, or desired length

To End:
Repeat rows 1 & 2
BO in the row 3 pattern
Sew the CO & BO edges together
{To see how I do it, watch my video: How to Sew the Seam on a Headband}


Abbreviations:

– * – repeat between *
BO – bind-off in pattern
CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}
C4B – cable 4 back – slip 2 stitches to a cable needle and hold it in the back of your work, knit the next 2 stitches off your left hand needle and then knit the 2 stitches off the cable needle
C4F – cable 4 front – slip 2 stitches to a cable needle and hold it in the front of your work, knit the next 2 stitches off your left hand needle and then knit the 2 stitches off the cable needle
K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}
K1TBL – knit 1 stitch through the back loop
P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}
RS – right side of work
S1PW – slip one stitch purl-wise
STS – stitches
WS – wrong side of work
WYIF – with yarn in front


Front:

front side of swatch of cable knit stitch


Back:

back side of swatch of cable knit stitch
swatch of cable knit stitch
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