Stitches – Week 5 – 8 Stitch Cable

Although simple to do, this cable looks clever and pretty at the same time. You can either twist to the right (C8B) or to the left (C8F) for an even look or try switching between the two. The cable in the photo leans to the left.

This stitch is worked over a panel of 8 sts on a garter stitch background.

C8F = Slip 4 sts to cable needle and hold to front of work, k4, k4 from cable needle.

C8B = Slip 4 sts to cable needle and hold to back of work, k4, k4 from cable needle.

Rows 1, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13 and 15 (RS): Knit

Row 2 and all WS rows: Purl

Row 9: C8F (or C8B)

Row 16: Repeat row 2

Repeat rows 1-16 for cable pattern and stop final repeat after a row 16.

I hope you have been enjoying a new stitch every week throughout January and will continue to follow along this February.

Stay safe and well! xo