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Day 12 : Side-by-Side Seed Stitch Cable Knit Stitch : #21daysofcableknitstitches

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Welcome to Day 12 of the 21 Days of Cable Knit Stitches Series!

We’re learning a new stitch today and it’s a doozy. You’re gonna need a fresh cup of coffee, a quiet space and an extra dose of patience. Don’t worry about reading the abbreviations, just watch the video. I hope that when you watch the video and see it all come together you think “what is she talking about ‘extra dose of patience?’ that was easy.”


Materials:

Size US 11 {8mm} Knitting Needles
Approximately 75 Yards {68m} of a Super Bulky Yarn
{I used Roma by Debbie Bliss}
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 19 STS

Rows 1, 3, 5, 7 {WS}: K1TBL, K2 [P1, K3 x3] P1, K2, K1TBL
Rows 2, 4, 8 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P1, [K3, P1 x3] K3, P1, WYIF S1PW
Row 6 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P1, 3/1/3 RPC, P1, 3/1/3 LPC, P1, WYIF S1PW
Repeat rows 1 – 8 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 * to end of round
3/1/3 RPC – 3 over 1 over 3 right purl cross – slip 4 stitches to a cable needle, hold it to the back of your work, knit 3 stitches, slip the last stitch from the cable needle back onto the left-hand needle, purl 1, and then knit 3 from the cable needle
3/1/3 LPC – 3 over 1 over 3 left purl cross – slip 4 stitches to a cable needle, hold it to the front of your work, knit 3 stitches, slip the last stitch from the cable needle back onto the left-hand needle, purl 1, and then knit 3 from the cable needle
BO – bind-off in pattern
CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}
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:

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Back:

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