The eyelet mock cable ribbing stitch looks like a real cable stitch but it is actually accomplished by using just basic knit and purl stitches along with yarn over and pass slip stitch over. Because it is a rib stitch it has a lot of give to it so it would work well for knitting garments.

Skill level: Intermediate

5 Stitch pattern repeat.

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

Multiple of 5 + 2.

Note: Do not count sts after 1st row, only after rows 2-4.
1st row (right side): P2, *sl 1, k2, psso, p2 rep from * to end.
2nd row: K2,*p1, yrn, p1, k2; rep from * to end.
3rd row: P2, *k3 p2; rep from * to end.
4th row: K2, *p3, k2; rep from * to end.
Rep these 4 rows.

Knitting Abbreviations:

  • k= knit
  • p=purl
  • psso=pass slip stitch over
  • rep=repeat
  • sl=slip
  • sts=stitches
  • yrn=yarn round needle

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