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There are many Mock Cable Stitch Patterns available and this particular pattern is probably one of the easiest to knit.
In fact, it is perfect for beginner knitters who would like to impress friends and family with an intricate-looking stitch pattern that’s not too laborious and challenging.
The truth is that this variation of the Mock Cable Stitch Pattern simply consists of knit and purl stitches, all put together to form a quite striking pattern.
The way the purl stitches “twist” themselves around the stockinette columns give the illusion of cables.
Knitted over a multiple of 10 stitches, this lovely stitch pattern is fully reversible.
So, this makes it perfect for knitting a scarf or a cowl for the first time.
Techniques Needed for the Mock Cable Stitch Pattern
Other Abbreviations Used
ws wrong side
rs right side
Instructions (Knitted Flat)
Cast a multiple of 10 sts.
Row 1: * P4, k1, p1, k4; rep from * to end
Row 2: *P3, k2, p2, k3; rep from * to end
Row 3: * P2, k2, p1, k1, p2, k2; rep from * to end
Row 4: * P1, (k2, p2) twice, k1; rep from * to end
Row 5: * K2, p3, k3, p2; rep from * to end
Row 6: * K1, p4, k4, p1; rep from * to end
Repeat these 6 rows until you have reached the desired length.
Want to learn more knit & purl stitch patterns? Check this one out: Heart Squares Stitch Pattern