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Day 11 : Basic 4-Step Cable Knit Stitch : #21daysofcableknitstitches

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Welcome to Day 11 of the 21 Days of Cable Knit Stitches Series!

We’re going to take it easy today and use one cable knit stitch multiple times to create to this beginner cable knit stitch.


  • Size US 15 {10mm} Knitting Needles
  • Approximately 75 Yards {68m} of a Super Bulky Yarn
  • {I used The Big Cozy by Knit Picks}
  • Cable Needle


  • 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:

{In the video, I mention “a little to the left” reminding me of the dog in Gilmore Girls, but I couldn’t remember his name. It’s when Lorelai was dating Jason Stiles and the dog’s name is Cyrus.}

*Check out some of my other Cable Knit Stitches.

Headband Pattern, Knit Flat, Back & Forth:

  • CO 14 STS
  • Rows 1, 3, 5 {WS}: K1TBL, K1, P10, K1, K1TBL
  • Row 2 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P1, C4B, K2, C4B, P1, WYIF S1PW
  • Row 4 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P1, K4, C4B, K2, P1, WYIF S1PW
  • Row 6 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P1, K2, C4B, K4, P1, WYIF S1PW
  • Repeat rows 1 – 6 until it’s about 18” {46cm} long, or desired length
  • To End:
  • End on a row 6
  • BO in the row 1 pattern
  • Sew the CO & BO edges together
  • {To see how I do it, watch my video: How to Sew the Seam on a Headband}


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  • * – * – repeat between * to end of round
  • 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
  • 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
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