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Day 21 : Double Diamonds Cable Knit Stitch : #21daysofcableknitstitches

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

It’s the last day, so let’s use those new cable skills! Today’s stitch is a 24 row repeat, by the end of this headband you’ll be confident in your twist and cable skills. :)


Materials:

Size US 11 {8mm} Knitting Needles
Approximately 75 Yards {68m} of a Super Bulky Yarn
{I used Wool Ease Thick & Quick, Lion Brand}
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 24 STS

Beginning Rows:
Row 1 & 3 {WS}: K1TBL, K7, P8, K7, K1TBL
Row 2 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P7, K8, P7, WYIF S1PW

Cable Rows:
Row 1 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P7, T4BP, T4FP, P7, WYIF S1PW
Row 2 {WS}: K1TBL, K7, [P2, K1] twice, P2, K7, K1TBL
Row 3 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P5, T4B, P1, K2, P1, T4F, P5, WYIF S1PW
Row 4 {WS}: K1TBL, K5, [P2, K3] twice, P2, K5, K1TBL
Row 5 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P3, T4B, P2, C2B, C2F, P2, T4F, P3, WYIF S1PW
Row 6 {WS}: K1TBL, K3, P2, K4, P4, K4, P2, K3, K1TBL
Row 7 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P1, T4B, P2, C4B, C4F, P2, T4F, P1, WYIF S1PW
Row 8 {WS}: K1TBL, K1, P2, K4, P8, K4, P2, K1, K1TBL
Row 9 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P1, T4F, C4B, K4, C4F, T4B, P1, WYIF S1PW
Row 10 {WS}: K1TBL, K3, P16, K3, K1TBL
Row 11 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P3, C4B, K8, C4F, P3, WYIF S1PW
Row 12 {WS}: K1TBL, K3, P16, K3, K1TBL
Row 13 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P1, T4B, T4F, K4, T4B, T4F, P1, WYIF S1PW
Row 14 {WS}: same as row 8
Row 15 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P1, T4F, P2, T4F, T4B, P2, T4B, P1, WYIF S1PW
Row 16 {WS}: same as row 6
Row 17 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P3, T4F, P2, T2F, T2B, P2, T4B, P3, WYIF S1PW
Row 18 {WS}: same as row 4
Row 19 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P5, T4F, P1, K2, P1, T4B, P5, WYIF S1PW
Row 20 {WS}: same as row 2
Row 21 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P7, T4F, T4B, P7, WYIF S1PW
Row 22 {WS}: K1TBL, K9, P4, K9, K1TBL
Row 23 {RS}: K1TBL, P9, K4, P9, K1TBL
Row 24 {WS}: same as row 22
Repeat rows 1 – 24 until it’s about 18” {46cm} long, or desired length

To End:
End on a row 23
BO in the row 24 pattern
{You can end on any WS row and BO in the following RS row 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 – 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
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
T2B – twist 2 back – slip 1 ST onto cable needle and hold it in the back of your work, knit 1 stitch off your left hand needle and then purl 1 stitch off your cable needle
T2F – twist 2 front – slip 1 ST onto cable needle and hold it in the front of your work, purl 1 stitch off your left hand needle and then knit 1 stitch off your cable needle
T4B – twist 4 back – slip 2 STS onto cable needle and hold it in the back of your work, knit the next 2 STS off your left hand needle and then purl the 2 STS off your cable needle
T4F – twist 4 front – slip 2 STS onto cable needle and hold it in the front of your work, purl the next 2 STS off your left hand needle and then knit the 2 STS off your cable needle
T4BP – twist 4 back purl – slip 2 STS onto cable needle and hold it in the back of your work, knit 2 stitches off your left hand needle and then P1, K1off your cable needle
T4FP – twist 4 front purl – slip 2 STS onto cable needle and hold it in the front of your work, K1, P1 off your left hand needle and then knit the 2 STS off your cable needle
WS – wrong side of work
WYIF – with yarn in front


Front:

swatch of cable knit stitch


Back:

swatch of cable knit stitch