Knit the Basket Cable stitch pattern

Cosy, stylish and impressive, cables are a winter classic. Add a traditional touch to your projects with this basketweave pattern.

Basket cable stitch pattern

Cables: every knitter is daunted by them at first, but once you’ve mastered them there’s a wealth of different patterns and uses for them. This stitch pattern is an obvious choice for jumpers and cardigans, but it’s also perfect for patchwork squares or baby blankets.

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To knit the Basket Cable, just follow this stitch pattern to the desired length:

Basket Cable

Cast on a multiple of 8 sts plus 12 sts. (Try 44 sts.)

Row 1 (WS) K2, P to the last 2 sts, K2.

Row 2 Knit.

Rows 3 & 4 As rows 1 & 2.

Row 5 K2, P to the last 2 sts, K2.

Row 6 K2, (C8B) to last 2 sts, K2.

Rows 7-11 As rows 1-5.

Row 12 K6, (C8F) to last 6 sts, K6.

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Repeat rows 1-12 to form pattern.