Eccentric Cable Stitch Pattern [FREE Knitted Stitch Pattern]

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The Eccentric Cable Stitch Pattern is a lovely cable pattern created over 6 stitches. In fact, it is a very attractive variation of a simple 6-stitch cable.

Furthermore, it is a great example of how you can create interesting cable patterns by simple changing the pattern rows in the same cable.

Actually, there are many different ways you can vary your cable in a similar manner. For instance, by cabling only every 20 or 30 rows, you can create a long “wrapped ribbon” effect.

In addition, you could try to place two cable rows close together. Then you work three or four as many plain rows in between.

In other words, there are now limits, so get designing!

As a matter of fact, cables can be made both with and without using a cable needle. However, it is usually easier to work them using some kind of a cable needle.

For example, you could use an especially designed cable needle to move your stitches around. Alternatively, you can also use a short double-pointed needle.

This free knit stitch pattern is ideal for Level 3 - Easy Level Knitters

Techniques Needed For Eccentric Cable Stitch Pattern

Abbreviation                       Description                               Tutorial

k                                                   knit                                              Knit Stitch Continental Style 
                                                                                                            Knit Stitch English Style

p                                                   purl                                              Purl Stitch Continental Style
                                                                                                            Purl Stitch English Style

sl                                                   slip                                              Slipping Stitches Knitwise or Purlwise

Other Abbreviations Used

ws                                               wrong side

rs                                                 right side

rep                                              repeat

st(s)                                            stitch(es)

dpn                                             double-pointed needle

Instructions (Knitted Flat)

Panel of 10 sts.

Row 1 (WS) : K2, p6, k2.

Row 2: P2, k6, p2.

Row 3: K2, p6, k2.

Row 4: P2, sl next 3 sts to dpn and hold in back (or in front); k3, then k3 from dpn, p2.

Row 5: K2, p6, k2.

Row 6: P2, k6, p2.

Row 7: K2, p6, k2.

Row 8: P2, k6, p2.

Row 9: K2, p6, k2.

Row 10: P2, sl next 3 sts to dpn and hold in back (or in front); k3, then k3 from dpn, p2.

Row 11: K2, p6, k2.

Row 12: P2, k6, p2.

Row 13: K2, p6, k2.

Row 14: P2, k6, p2.

Row 15: K2, p6, k2.

Row 16: P2, k6, p2.

Row 17: K2, p6, k2.

Row 18: P2, k6, p2.

Repeat rows 1-18 until the desired length is reached.

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