Wavy Bobble Cable Knitting Stitch Pattern

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Welcome to Day 9 of the 21 Days of Cable Knit Stitches Series!

This video is a bit long, so grab a cup of coffee and let’s get started on this Wavy Bobble headband. This works up quick in super bulky yarn!


Size US 15 {10mm} Knitting Needles
Approximately 75 Yards {68m} of a Super Bulky Yarn
{I used Ora an Italian Story by Red Heart}
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:


Row 0 {WS}: K1TBL, K3, P5, K3, K1TBL

Row 1 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P5, T3B, P3, WYIF S1PW
Row 2 {WS}: K1TBL, K3, P3, K5, K1TBL
Row 3 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P4, T3B, P4, WYIF S1PW
Row 4 {WS}: K1TBL, K5, P2, K4, K1TBL
Row 5 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P3, T3B, P5, WYIF S1PW
Row 6 {WS}: K1TBL, K5, MB, P2, K3, K1TBL
Row 7 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P3, T3F, P5, WYIF S1PW
Row 8 {WS}: K1TBL, K5, P3, K3, K1TBL
Row 9 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P4, T3F, P4, WYIF S1PW
Row 10 {WS}: K1TBL, K4, P2, K5, K1TBL
Row 11 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P5, T3F, P3, WYIF S1PW
Row 12 {WS}: K1TBL, K3, P2, K1, MB, K4, K1TBL
Repeat rows 1 – 12 until it’s about 18” {46cm} long, or desired length

To End:
Repeat row 2
BO in the row 0 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
MB – make bobble – knit into the front, back and then front of the next stitch, [turn and knit those 3 stitches] 3 times and then turn and SK2PO, completing the bobble
P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}
RS – right side of work
S1PW – slip one stitch purl-wise
SK2PO – slip 1 stitch knit-wise, knit 2 stitches together, pass the slipped stitch over the 2 stitches knitted together, decreasing 2 stitches
STS – stitches
T3B – twist 3 back – slip 1 stitch 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 stitch off your cable needle
T3F – twist 3 front – slip 2 STS onto cable needle and hold it in the front of your work, purl the next stitch 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


swatch of cable knit stitch


swatch of cable knit stitch