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Day 2 : Basic Braid Cable Knit Stitch : #21daysofcableknitstitches

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Welcome to Day 2 of the 21 Days of Cable Knit Stitches Series!

We’re going to take what we learned yesterday and make a little large cable and alternate them on different rows to get a beautiful braid!


Materials:

Size US 13 {9mm} Knitting Needles
Approximately 75 Yards {68m} of a Super Bulky Yarn
{I used Pacific Bulky 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 15 STS
Rows 1, 3, 5, 7 {WS}: K1TBL, K2, P9, K2, K1TBL
Row 2, 6 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P2, K9, P2, WYIF, S1PW
Row 4 {RS} : WYIF S1PW, P2, K3, C6F, P2, WYIF, S1PW
Row 8 {RS} : WYIF S1PW, P2, C6B, K3, 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}
C6B – cable 6 back – slip 3 stitches to a cable needle and hold it in the back of your work, knit the next 3 stitches off your left hand needle and then knit the 3 stitches off the cable needle
C6F – cable 6 front – slip 3 stitches to a cable needle and hold it in the front of your work, knit the next 3 stitches off your left hand needle and then knit the 3 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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