Crossing Pathways Cable Knitting Stitch Pattern

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Welcome to Day 6 of the 21 Days of Cable Knit Stitches Series!

This is an interesting cable stitch! It uses knit & purl stitches and you slip stitches from the left side of the cable needle. What?! I almost didn’t learn this stitch because the instructions were so “complicated.” Once you watch the video you’ll be like “Oh, that’s it, that’s not so scary!” Well, at least that’s what I hope you’ll say. :)


Size US 11 {8mm} Knitting Needles
Approximately 75 Yards {68m} of a Super Bulky Yarn
{I used Big Wool by Rowan}
Cable Needle


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:

Rows 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 {WS}: K1TBL, [K2, P2] x3, K2, K1TBL
Rows 2, 6, 8, 12 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, [P2, K2] x3, P2, WYIF S1PW
Row 4 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P2, T6LR, P2, K2, P2, WYIF S1PW
Row 10 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P2, K2, P2, T6LR, P2, WYIF S1PW
Repeat rows 1 – 12 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}


* – * – repeat between * to end of round
BO – bind-off in pattern
CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}
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
T6LR – twist 6 left rib – slip 4 stitches to a cable needle and hold it in the front of your work, knit the next 2 stitches off your left hand needle, slip 2 purl sts from cable needle back onto your left hand needle and purl them and then knit 2 stitches off the cable needle
WS – wrong side of work
WYIF – with yarn in front


swatch of cable knit stitch


swatch of cable knit stitch