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Cable :: 2

This stitch pattern will make a nice shrug, scarf or sweater. It will also look great as a substitute for a 5x5 ribbing on a collar or edge.

Yarn shown in this swatch:
Knitca Lovely 100% superwash merino yarn, color 0369 Forest Green.

Needles:
US size 7 (4.5 mm) .

Right side of the pattern: 
Right side of knitting stitch pattern – Cable 2
Wrong side of the pattern: 
Wrong side of knitting stitch pattern – Cable 2

Cast on a multiple of 10 stitches. Add 2 more selvage stitches if you want to make a nice-looking edge.

Row 1 (right side): *purl 3 sts., knit 5 sts, purl 2 sts*, repeat from * to * as necessary.
Row 2 (wrong side): *knit 2 sts., purl 5 sts, knit 3 sts*, repeat from * to * as necessary.
Row 3 (right side): work as row 1.
Row 4 (wrong side): work as row 2.
Row 5 (right side): *purl 3 sts., slip 1 stitch knitwise with yarn at back of the work, knit 4 sts, purl 2 sts*, repeat from * to * as necessary.
Row 6 (wrong side): *knit 2 sts., purl 4 sts, slip 1 stitch purlwise with yarn in front of the work, knit 3 sts*, repeat from * to * as necessary.
Row 7 (right side): *purl 3 sts., slip 1 stitch to a cable needle and hold it to the front of the work, knit 4 stitches, return the slipped stitch to the left needle and knit it, purl 2 sts*, repeat from * to * as necessary.
Row 8 (wrong side): work as row 2
Row 9 (right side): work as row 1.
Row 10 (wrong side): work as row 2.
Row 11 (right side): *purl 3 sts., knit 4 sts, slip 1 stitch knitwise with yarn at back of the work, purl 2 sts*, repeat from * to * as necessary.
Row 12 (wrong side): *knit 2 sts., slip 1 stitch purlwise with yarn in front of the work, purl 4 sts, knit 3 sts*, repeat from * to * as necessary.
Row 13 (right side): *purl 3 sts., slip 4 stitches to a cable needle and hold them to the back of the work, knit 1 stitch, return the slipped stitches to the left needle and knit them, purl 2 sts*, repeat from * to * as necessary.
Row 14 (wrong side): work as row 2.
Row 15 (right side): work as row 1.
Row 16 (wrong side): work as row 2.

Repeat rows 5-16 as necessary for completing your project.

You can also work according to the chart below. Pattern repeat is marked by red frame.

Note: the chart depicts stitches in right side rows from right to left (that is, your first stitch in right side row will be the first stitch on the right of the chart) and stitches in wrong side row from left to right (that is, your first stitch in wrong side row will be the first stitch on the left of the chart). To make this concept easier the number of each row is shown at the beginning of row (number 1 is on the right side of the chart and number 2 is on the left side). Ignore this note if you knit in circle and start all your rows from the right of the chart.

Chart for stitch pattern

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