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Day 5 : Mini Honeycomb Cable Knit Stitch : #21daysofcableknitstitches

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Welcome to Day 5 of the 21 Days of Cable Knit Stitches Series!

The cables on this one are a little different, it only use 2 stitches and it’s a bit of a juggling act. It creates so much depth & texture though! I’m loving the look of this stitch. This headband will be extra warm & cozy.


Materials:

Size US 9 {5.5mm} Knitting Needles
Approximately 95 Yards {87m} of a Bulky Yarn
{I used Super Soft Merino by Purl Soho}
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 16 STS
Row 1 {WS}: K1TBL, K1, P12, K1, K1TBL
Row 2 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P1, [C2L, C2R] x3, P1, WYIF S1PW
Row 3 {WS}: Repeat Row 1
Row 4 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P1, [C2R, C2L] x3, P1, WYIF S1PW
Repeat rows 1 – 4 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}
C2R – cable 2 right – slip 1 stitch to a cable needle and hold it in the back of your work, knit 1 stitch off the left hand needle and then knit the 1 stitch off the cable needle
C2L – cable 2 left – slip 1 stitch to a cable needle and hold it in the front of your work, knit 1 stitch off the left hand needle and then knit the 1 stitch 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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