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Day 15 : Uneven Cable Weave Knit Stitch : #21daysofcableknitstitches

swatch of cable knit stitch

Welcome to Day 15 of the 21 Days of Cable Knit Stitches Series!

We have a new stitch today. I made up the abbreviation so you don’t have to read the definition of the stitch every time you knit that row. I feel like that makes the pattern easier to read at a glance. Once you knit the stitch a couple of times you have it memorized and don’t have to read the entire definition each time you knit the row. We’re knitters, we’re used to memorizing abbreviations. That’s just what we do. :)


Materials:

Size US 9 {5.5mm} Knitting Needles
Approximately 95 Yards {87m} of a Bulky Yarn
{I used Pacific Chunky by Cascade Yarns}
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

Row 1 {WS}: K1TBL, K2, P1, K1, {P3, K1, P1, K1 x2}, K1, K1TBL
Row 2 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P1, knit the knits & purl the purls until the last 2 STS, P1, WYIF S1PW
Row 3 {WS}: K1TBL, K1, knit the knits & purl the purls until the last 2 STS, K1, K1TBL
Row 4 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P1, K3, {C6FPKP X2}, P1, WYIF S1PW
Row 5 {WS}: K1TBL, K1, P3, {K1, P1, K1, P3 x2}, K1, K1TBL
Row 6 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P1, knit the knits & purl the purls until the last 2 STS, P1, WYIF S1PW
Row 7 {WS}: K1TBL, K1, knit the knits & purl the purls until the last 2 STS, K1, K1TBL
Row 8 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P1, {C6BPKP x2}, P1, K1, P2, 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
BO – bind-off in pattern
CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}
C6FPKP – slip 3 stitches to a cable needle, hold it to the front of your work, P1, K1, P1 off your left hand needle and then knit the 3 stitches off the cable needle {nonstandard knitting abbreviation}
C6BPKP – slip 3 stitches to a cable needle, hold it to the back of your work, P1, K1, P1 off your left hand needle and then knit the 3 stitches off the cable needle {nonstandard knitting abbreviation}
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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