Knit the Cable Rib stitch pattern

This stunning cable works up in no time and would be brilliant as a border or centrepiece for your next knitted garment.

Cable Rib stitch pattern

Cables come in all shapes and sizes, but we’ve taken a real liking to this one. Ideal for giving simple knits a wow border, or for using as a statement centre on a chunky jumper – we just love Cable Rib! Not in the mood for knitting a garment? Try out this clever cable on a blanket.


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

Cable Rib

Cable worked over 10 stitches, with reverse stocking stitch. (Try 30 sts.)

Row 1 (RS) P10, K2, (P2, K2) twice, P10.

Row 2 K10, P2, (K2, P2) twice, K10.

Row 3 P10, T6L, P2, K2, P10.

Row 4 K10, P2, (K2, P2) twice, K10.

Rows 5-8 Rep rows 1 & 2 twice.

Row 9 P10, K2, P2, T6L, P10.

Row 10 K10, P2, (K2, P2) twice, K10.

Rows 11 & 12 Rep rows 1 & 2.

These 12 rows form the pattern.



T6L (twist 6 left): Slip next 4 sts onto a cn and hold at front of work, K next 2 sts, then slip 2 purl sts from the cn on to the left-hand needle and purl them, then K2 sts from the cn.