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Day 19 : Interlaced Cables Knit Stitch : #21daysofcableknitstitches

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Welcome to Day 19 of the 21 Days of Cable Knit Stitches Series!

Cables, cables and more cables. All these cables in one pattern! I know this one looks daunting, but it’s not so bad, really, I promise! Most of the rows are repeats and the cable stitches are easy to memorize. Just try one repeat to see if you like it, if you don’t then chalk it up to a learning experience. However, I have the feeling that you’re gonna be hooked!


Materials:

Size US 9 {5.5mm} Knitting Needles
Approximately 95 Yards {87m} of a Bulky Yarn
{I used Native Twist by Imperial Bulky Yarn}
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 21 STS

Beginning Rows:
Row 1, 3 {WS}: K1TBL, K1, P8, K1, P8, K1, K1TBL
Row 2, 4 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P1, K8, P1, K8, P1, WYIF S1PW

Cable Section:
Row 1 {WS}: K1TBL, K1, P8, K1, P8, K1, K1TBL

Row 2, 18 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P1, C8B, P1, C8F, P1, WYIF S1PW
Row 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17 {WS}: K1TBL, K1, P3, K1, P4, K1, P4, K1, P3, K1, K1TBL
{Knit the knits and purl the purls}
Row 4, 8, 12, 16 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P1, K3, P1, K4, P1, K4, P1, K3, P1, WYIF S1PW
{Knit the knits and purl the purls}
Row 6, 10, 14 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P1, K3, P1, C4B, P1, C4F, P1, K3, P1, WYIF S1PW
Row 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33 {WS}: K1TBL, K1, P4, K1, P3, K1, P3, K1, P4, K1, K1TBL
{Knit the knits and purl the purls}
Row 20, 24, 26, 28, 32 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P1, K4, P1, K3, P1, K3, P1, K4, P1, WYIF S1PW
{Knit the knits and purl the purls}
Row 22, 26, 30 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P1, C4B, P1, K3, P1, K3, P1, C4F, P1, WYIF S1PW
Repeat rows 2 – 33, until it’s about 18” {46cm} long, or desired length

To End:
End on a row 33
BO knitting the knits and purling the purls
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 – 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
C8B – cable 8 back – slip 4 stitches to a cable needle and hold it in the back of your work, knit the next 4 stitches off your left hand needle and then knit the 4 stitches off the cable needle
C8F – cable 8 front – slip 4 stitches to a cable needle and hold it in the front of your work, knit the next 4 stitches off your left hand needle and then knit the 4 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:

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Back:

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