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Day 7 : Medallion Cable Knit Stitch : #21daysofcableknitstitches

swatch of cable knit stitch

Welcome to Day 7 of the 21 Days of Cable Knit Stitches Series!

No new cables today, just a new combination of the cables we already know and love. Combined with the seed stitch to get lots of texture and depth which makes a great headband pattern!


Materials:

Size US 10.5 {6.5mm} Knitting Needles
Approximately 95 Yards {87m} of a Bulky Yarn
{I used Classic Wool Roving by Patons}
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 19 STS

Rows 1, 3, 13, 15 {WS}: K1TBL, K2, P13, K2, K1TBL
Rows 2, 14, 16 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P2, K13, P2, WYIF S1PW
Row 4 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P2, C6B, K1, C6F, P2, WYIF S1PW
Rows 5, 7, 9, 11 {WS}: K1TBL, K2, P3, [K1, P1] x3, K1, P3, K2, K1TBL
Rows 6, 8, 10 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P2, K3, [K1, P1] x3, K4, P2, WYIF S1PW
Row 12 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P2, C6F, K1, C6B, P2, WYIF S1PW
Repeat rows 1 – 16 until it’s about 18” {46cm} long, or desired length.

To End:
BO in the row 1 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:

swatch of cable knit stitch


Back:

swatch of cable knit stitch


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Learn how to knit the Medallion Cable Knit Stitch in today's video tutorial + grab the FREE Headband Knitting Pattern!
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