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Day 18 : Garter Horseshoe Cable Knit Stitch : #21daysofcableknitstitches

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Welcome to Day 18 of the 21 Days of Cable Knit Stitches Series!

Here’s another horseshoe stitch. These are one of my favorite cable knit stitches. They’re easy to memorize and there’s so many stitch combinations!


Materials:

Size 13 {9mm} Knitting Needles
Approximately 75 yards of a Super Bulky Yarn
{I used Lana Grande 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 14 STS

Row 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 {WS}: K1TBL, K2, P8, K2, K1TBL
Row 2, 4, 6, 8 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, WYIF S1PW
Row 10 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P2, C4F, C4B, P2, WYIF S1PW
Repeat rows 1 – 10 until it’s about 18” {46cm} long, or desired length

To End:
Repeat rows 1 – 8
BO in the row 9 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}
C4B – cable4back – 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 – cable4front – 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}
S1PW – slip one stitch purl-wise
STS – stitches
WYIF – with yarn in front


Front:

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Back:

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