The chunky cable stitch is one of the easiest cable stitches and is an easy pattern to keep track of. This stitch would make a great addition to a plain sweater pattern or as an accent to a basic scarf pattern.

Skill level: Intermediate to advanced

Panel of 10 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). You will also need a cable needle for this stitch.

Craft Instructions

Panel of 10 sts on a background of reverse St st.

Special Abbreviation:
C10F = Slip next 5 sts onto cable needle and hold at front of work, knit next 5 sts from left-hand needle, then knit sts from cable needle.

1st row (right side): K10.
2nd row: P10.
3rd row: C10F.
4th row: P10.
5th to 10th rows: Rep 1st and 2nd rows 3 times.
Rep these 10 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
  • rep=repeat
  • sts=stitches
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