Fancy Knitting Stitch: Mock Cable Stitch

Fancy Knitting Stitch: Mock Cable Stitch.

Giving the cable texture to your knits without using a stitch holder: what kind of sorcery is this? It’s the Mock Cable Stitch! 😅

Fancy Knitting Stitch: Mock Cable Stitch

Surprisingly, for this stitch you will only need to know the very knitting basics: knit and purl stitches. That’s it, this is a beginner stitch! It is very easy and intuitive that once you get the hang of it you will never forget it. Also, the best part about it is that you won’t need any stitch holder or additional cable needle. No twisting is involved. Can it get any better than this?

To knit the swatch you see in the picture we chose our Woolpaca yarn (50% Baby Alpaca + 50% Wool – find more about it here) in Cyclamin. We used our 4 mm / US 6 Beechwood Knitting Needles.

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Keep reading to learn how to knit it!

How to knit the Mock Cable Stitch

Cast on a multiple of 6 stitches.

Row #1 (RS = right side): *Purl 2 stitches, knit 4 stitches*. Repeat from * to * until the end of the row.

Row #2 (WS = wrong side): *Purl 4 stitches, knit 2 stitches*. Repeat from * to * until the end of the row.

Row #3: Repeat Row #1.

Row #4: Repeat Row #2.

Row #5: *Knit 2 stitches, purl 2 stitches, knit 2 stitches*. Repeat from * to * until the end of the row.

Row #6: *Purl 2 stitches, knit 2 stitches, purl 2 stitches *. Repeat from * to * until the end of the row.

Row #7: Repeat Row #5.

Row #8: Repeat Row #6.

Row #9: *Knit 4 stitches, purl 2 stitches*. Repeat from * to * until the end of the row.

Row #10: *Knit 2 stitches, purl 4 stitches*. Repeat from * to * until the end of the row.

Row #11: Repeat Row #9.

Row #12: Repeat Row #10.

Continue knitting repeating from Row #1 to Row #12.

Mock Cable Stitch Chart

Mock Cable Stitch Chart Mock Cable Stitch Chart

If you’re looking for inspiration…

This stitch is perfect for your summer cotton knitwear, such as t-shirts and lightweight cardigans for your outdoor nights, as well as for the most classic wool sweaters and hats for your winter wardrobe: cable stitch look, but make it beginner friendly! 🤩

What knitting projects are you embarking on next? Let us know in the comment section and share your creations on Instagram using the hashtag #bettaknit!

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