Eyelet Mock Cable Stitch: knit stitch for baby blankets

If you are looking for a knitting stitch for baby blankets, the Eyelet Mock Cable Stitch is an excellent solution!

Knitting blankets is always very satisfying, but not all stitches are suiable. The Eyelet Mock Cable Stitch is so delicate, that it seems to have been designed specifically for the little ones, making it the perfect stitch for baby blankets.

It is a very easy stitch to knit up, but the effect will be amazing: the stitches look like a Cable Stitch, but you will not use the cable needle; furthermore, the small hole, formed by the yarn-over, will create small circles which make this stitch truly ideal for blankets and other baby items.

What do you need to knit this stitch for baby blankets? 

This is a knit stitch and works very well with thin yarns, or in any case with those yarns that have an excellent definition of the stitches.

To create the swatch you see in the pictures we used:

In this case, we used double-strand yarn (i.e. taking two strands together) to have a more consistent effect.

What stitches and techniques do you need to know?

To knit this stitch for baby blankets, there are not many stitches and techniques to use:

  • Knit Stitch – the basis of all knitting stitches
  • Purl Stitch – we all know by now that in combination with the Knit Stitch it forms the Stocking Stitch
  • Yarn Over
  • Pass over stitch: unlike the decrease with a pass over stitch (e.g. SKP), here we pass one knit stitch over the the following two.

You will find all the necessary techniques in the Video Tutorial section on our website!

knitting stitch for baby blankets

How to knit Eyelet Mock Cable Stitch 

This knit stitch for baby blankets is an easy/intermediate level stitch and it is worked in a 4-row repeat, over a multiple of 4 stitches, plus 1 stitch, plus 2 selvage stitches (one per side) that we always knit, both on right side rows and purl side rows.

In our swatch, we casted on 35 stitches (8 times 4 stitches + 1 + 2 selvage) and we knitted as follows:

1° row (purl side): 1 selvage stitch, knit 1, *purl 3, knit 1*.

Repeat from * to * and knit the selvage stitch.

2° row (right side): 1 selvage stitch, *purl 1, knit 3, pass the 1st stitch over the following 2.

Repeat from * to the last 2 stitches, then purl 1 and knit the selvage stitch.

3° row: 1 selvage stitch, knit 1, *purl 1, 1 yarn over, purl 1, knit 1*.

Repeat from * to * and knit the selvage stitch.

4° row: 1 selvage stitch, *purl 1, knit 3.

Repeat from * to the last 2 stitches, then purl 1 and knit the selvage stitch.

Repeat these last 4 rows, until you reach the desired lenght for your project.

Baby Blankets Knitting Chart: Eyelet Mock Cable Stitch

If you like this baby blanket knitting stitch, you could knit it with some of our yarns particularly suitable for baby blankets.
Woolpaca, Re-Cashmere (our Recycled Cashmere yarn ), or our Lana, gentle merino wool are a great choice for baby knitting, being very soft yarns, delicate on the skin, and not very “hairy”.

 knitting stitch for baby blanket: eyelet mock cable stitch

We also recommend saving it to your Pinterest board so you can find it more easily!

We’re really curious to see what you’ll make with this baby blankets knit stitch! Don’t be shy: share your creations on Instagram using the hashtag #bettaknit!


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