Hey y’all! So I want to share a stitch pattern I found as a new knitter when I was TERRIFIED of actual cabling. While I am no longer intimidated by real cable stitches, I still love doing this easy-peasy fake cable! (And you will too!) I use this stitch pattern on my famous boot cuffs, dishcloths, and so much more! It’s such an awesome stitch because it is reversible! One side will have your fake cables and the other will have a traditional rib stitch.
Before you begin, you will need to know what I mean by K2tog&1st. When you see this shorthand in the pattern below, you will do the following: K2tog but DO NOT slip stitch from left needle to right needle. Knit again into the first stitch in your K2tog. NOW you can slip these two new stitches onto your right needle. Got it? I promise it is REALLY easy once you do it! Here are some pictures of me doing the stitch step by step if you’re having trouble following me!
Yay! Congrats on learning this semi-silly stitch! Not too bad, right? Now that you have that down, you can begin a project!
Here is the stitch pattern:
CO multiples of 4 (try 20 for starters!)
R1: *K2, P2
R2: *K2, P2
R3: *K2tog&1st, P2
R:4 *K2, P2