Although it is not difficult to understand how to knit this stitch, it does take a bit of practice to get comfortable handling multiple needles. You will need two cable needles to complete this stitch along with your regular knitting needles.

Skill level: Advanced

Panel of 9 sts on a background of reverse St st*.

Materials and Supplies

You can use any weight yarn along with the appropriate size needles for that particular yarn. A suggestion of needle sizes often is posted on the yarn label (wrapper).

Craft Instructions

Panel of 9 sts on a background of reverse St st.
Special Abbreviation:

  • C9X (Cable 9X) = slip next 3 sts onto a cable needle and hold at back of work, slip following 3 sts onto a 2nd cable needle and hold at front of work, knit next 3 sts from left-hand needle, knit the 3 sts from 2nd cable needle, then the 3 sts from 1st cable needles.

1st row (right side): K9.
2nd row: P9.
3rd and 4th rows: Rep 1st and 2nd rows once more.
5th row: C9X.
6th row: P9.
7th to 16th rows: Rep 1st and 2nd rows 5 times.
Rep these 16 rows.

To work a background of reverse stockinette stitch, in straight stitching, purl the first row, knit the second and repeat these two rows.

Knitting Abbreviations:

  • k= knit
  • p=purl
  • sts=stitches
  • rep=repeat

Printable Instructions

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