Double Diamonds Cable Knitting Stitch Pattern

Are you looking for a new challenge? The Double Diamonds Cable Knitting Stitch will keep your hands and mind busy. This double diamond pattern is absolutely gorgeous!

Todayโ€™s stitch is a 24 row repeat, by the end of this headband youโ€™ll be confident in your twist and cable skills. :)

About the Stitch

This double diamonds cable stitch consists of 2 cable stitches and 6 twist stitches creating a lovely fabric of double diamond cable stitches woven together.

It’s an 24-row repeat and all of the right side rows have cable stitches. Just a heads-up, most of the right side rows have cable stitches or twists. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

If youโ€™re knitting a stockinette stitch sweater or blanket and youโ€™d like to add this cable pattern, having a few reverse stockinette stiches on either side of your cable will give it more definition, so it “pops.”

This is not a reversible pattern, meaning that the front and back are not the same.

There arenโ€™t any increases or decreases, so you should always have the same number of stitches on the needles.

Skill level : Intermediate / Advanced Beginners

Yarn, Needles & Notions

Yarn Weight: Bulky
Yardage: 75 yards (68 meters)
Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick
Needle Size: US 11 (8 mm) Knitting Needles
Cable Needle
Darning Needle / Tapestry Needle / Yarn Needle
Scissors

* I like using DPN’s for a small swatch, it’s easier on my hands than full length straight needles

Yarn Substitutions

You can use any yarn youโ€™d like. To get the right tension, start with the recommended needle size. If youโ€™re stitches are too loose, use smaller needles and if youโ€™re stitches are too tight use larger needles.

Double Diamonds Cable Knitting Stitch Swatch Instructions

CO 22 STS

Beginning Rows:
Row 1 (WS): K7, P8, K7
Row 2 (RS): P7, K8, P7
Row 3 (WS): K7, P8, K7

Cable Rows:
Row 1 (RS): P7, T4BP, T4FP, P7 (cable row)
Row 2 (WS): K7, [P2, K1] twice, P2, K7
Row 3 (RS): P5, T4B, P1, K2, P1, T4F, P5 (cable row)
Row 4 (WS): K5, [P2, K3] twice, P2, K5
Row 5 (RS): P3, T4B, P2, C2B, C2F, P2, T4F, P3 (cable row)
Row 6 (WS): K3, P2, K4, P4, K4, P2, K3
Row 7 (RS): P1, T4B, P2, C4B, C4F, P2, T4F, P1 (cable row)
Row 8 (WS): K1, P2, K4, P8, K4, P2, K1
Row 9 (RS): P1, T4F, C4B, K4, C4F, T4B, P1 (cable row)
Row 10 (WS): K3, P16, K3
Row 11 (RS): P3, C4B, K8, C4F, P3 (cable row)
Row 12 (WS): K3, P16, K3
Row 13 (RS): P1, T4B, T4F, K4, T4B, T4F, P1 (cable row)
Row 14 (WS): same as row 8
Row 15 (RS): P1, T4F, P2, T4F, T4B, P2, T4B, P1 (cable row)
Row 16 (WS): same as row 6
Row 17 (RS): P3, T4F, P2, T2F, T2B, P2, T4B, P3 (cable row)
Row 18 (WS): same as row 4
Row 19 (RS): P5, T4F, P1, K2, P1, T4B, P5 (cable row)
Row 20 (WS): same as row 2
Row 21 (RS): P7, T4F, T4B, P7 (cable row)
Row 22 (WS): K9, P4, K9
Row 23 (RS): P9, K4, P9
Row 24 (WS): same as row 22
Repeat cable rows 1 โ€“ 24 until desired length.


Video Tutorial

Check out some of my other Cable Knit Stitches.

Double Diamonds Cable Headband Pattern (Free Knitting Pattern)

Knit flat using straight needles:

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 (cable row)
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 (cable row)
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 (cable row)
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 (cable row)
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 (cable row)
Row 10 (WS): K1TBL, K3, P16, K3, K1TBL
Row 11 (RS): WYIF S1PW, P3, C4B, K8, C4F, P3, WYIF S1PW (cable row)
Row 12 (WS): K1TBL, K3, P16, K3, K1TBL
Row 13 (RS): WYIF S1PW, P1, T4B, T4F, K4, T4B, T4F, P1, WYIF S1PW (cable row)
Row 14 (WS): same as row 8
Row 15 (RS): WYIF S1PW, P1, T4F, P2, T4F, T4B, P2, T4B, P1, WYIF S1PW (cable row)
Row 16 (WS): same as row 6
Row 17 (RS): WYIF S1PW, P3, T4F, P2, T2F, T2B, P2, T4B, P3, WYIF S1PW (cable row)
Row 18 (WS): same as row 4
Row 19 (RS): WYIF S1PW, P5, T4F, P1, K2, P1, T4B, P5, WYIF S1PW (cable row)
Row 20 (WS): same as row 2
Row 21 (RS): WYIF S1PW, P7, T4F, T4B, P7, WYIF S1PW (cable row)
Row 22 (WS): K1TBL, K9, P4, K9, K1TBL
Row 23 (RS): K1TBL, P9, K4, P9, K1TBL
Row 24 (WS): same as row 22
Repeat cable rows 1 โ€“ 24 until itโ€™s about 18โ€ (46 cm) long, or desired length.

To End:
End on a row 23
BO in the row 24 pattern
Sew the CO & BO edges together
To see how I do it, watch my video: How to Sew the Seam on a Headband

Headband Notes

The CO edge is the width.
End on any WS row and BO in the following RS row pattern.
You can use any category of yarn youโ€™d like, just keep in mind that the thinner the yarn, the narrower your headband. 

Cable Stitch Inspiration

This intermediate cable stitch patterns is the perfect cable knit stitch for your next knitting project! It’s easy to learn, especial when watching the video tutorial above. This is a unique cable stitch that you don’t see everyday, making your project special.

Hats
Cowl
Sweaters
Headbands
Scarves
Blankets
Cardigans


Knitting 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


Right Side Rows : Front of Work

swatch of cable knit stitch


Wrong Side Rows : Back of Work

swatch of cable knit stitch

Double Diamonds Cable Knitting Stitch Swatch

This double diamonds cable stitch consists of 2 cable stitches and 6 twist stitches creating a lovely fabric of double diamond cable stitches woven together.
It's an 24-row repeat and all of the right side rows have cable stitches. Just a heads-up, most of the right side rows have cable stitches or twists. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
Prep Time15 minutes
Active Time2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time2 hours 45 minutes

Equipment

  • Knitting Needles (Recommended Size for Yarn)
  • Cable Needle
  • Darning Needle
  • Scissors

Materials

  • Any Yarn

Instructions

Knitย Flat with Straight Needles

  • Beginning Rows:
  • Row 1 (WS): K7, P8, K7
  • Row 2 (RS): P7, K8, P7
  • Row 3 (WS): K7, P8, K7
  • Cable Rows:
  • Row 1 (RS): P7, T4BP, T4FP, P7 (cable row)
  • Row 2 (WS): K7, [P2, K1] twice, P2, K7
  • Row 3 (RS): P5, T4B, P1, K2, P1, T4F, P5 (cable row)
  • Row 4 (WS): K5, [P2, K3] twice, P2, K5
  • Row 5 (RS): P3, T4B, P2, C2B, C2F, P2, T4F, P3 (cable row)
  • Row 6 (WS): K3, P2, K4, P4, K4, P2, K3
  • Row 7 (RS): P1, T4B, P2, C4B, C4F, P2, T4F, P1 (cable row)
  • Row 8 (WS): K1, P2, K4, P8, K4, P2, K1
  • Row 9 (RS): P1, T4F, C4B, K4, C4F, T4B, P1 (cable row)
  • Row 10 (WS): K3, P16, K3
  • Row 11 (RS): P3, C4B, K8, C4F, P3 (cable row)
  • Row 12 (WS): K3, P16, K3
  • Row 13 (RS): P1, T4B, T4F, K4, T4B, T4F, P1 (cable row)
  • Row 14 (WS): K1, P2, K4, P8, K4, P2, K1 (same as row 8)
  • Row 15 (RS): P1, T4F, P2, T4F, T4B, P2, T4B, P1 (cable row)
  • Row 16 (WS): K3, P2, K4, P4, K4, P2, K3 (same as row 6)
  • Row 17 (RS): P3, T4F, P2, T2F, T2B, P2, T4B, P3 (cable row)
  • Row 18 (WS): K5, [P2, K3] twice, P2, K5 (same as row 4)
  • Row 19 (RS): P5, T4F, P1, K2, P1, T4B, P5 (cable row)
  • Row 20 (WS): K7, [P2, K1] twice, P2, K7 (same as row 2)
  • Row 21 (RS): P7, T4F, T4B, P7 (cable row)
  • Row 22 (WS): K9, P4, K9
  • Row 23 (RS): P9, K4, P9
  • Row 24 (WS): K9, P4, K9 (same as row 22)
  • Repeat cable rows 1 โ€“ 24 until desired length.

Knitting Abbreviations

  • * โ€“ * โ€“ repeat between * to end of round
  • BO โ€“ bind-off in pattern
  • CO โ€“ cast-on (long-tail cast-on method)
  • C4B โ€“ cable 4 back โ€“ 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 โ€“ cable 4 front โ€“ 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 โ€“ knit stitches (K1 means to knit 1 stitch)
  • K1TBL โ€“ knit 1 stitch through the back loop
  • P โ€“ purl stitches (P2 means to purl 2 stitches)
  • RS โ€“ right side of work
  • S1PW โ€“ slip one stitch purl-wise
  • STS โ€“ stitches
  • T2B โ€“ twist 2 back โ€“ 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 โ€“ twist 2 front โ€“ 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 โ€“ twist 4 back โ€“ 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 โ€“ twist 4 front โ€“ 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 โ€“ twist 4 back purl โ€“ 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 โ€“ twist 4 front purl โ€“ 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 โ€“ wrong side of work
  • WYIF โ€“ with yarn in front