Slipped Closing Double Cable Stitch [FREE Knitted Stitch Pattern]

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White knitted fabric with a double cable stitch pattern followed by a text area that says "Learn how to knit: Slipped Closing Double Cable Stitch, learnknittingonline.com" and a back side of the White knitted fabric with a double cable stitch patternThe Slipped Closing Double Cable Stitch Pattern is a lovely, slip-stitch pattern which resembles a double cable.

In fact, slip-stitch patterns are a great alternative for knitters who love the look of cables but, who do not like to knit cables.

Actually, this particular slip-stitch cable is knitted with a single, central stitch. Of course, you can omit this stitch. If you choose to do so, this stitch will look more or less identical to the true Reverse Gull Stitch.

In addition, keep in mind that the panel will only be 10 stitches wide, as opposed to 11 stitches in this panel.

Furthermore, the Slipped Closing Double Cable Stitch Pattern is achieved by repeating just 4 rows. However, row 4 is quite special, as you have to drop the slipped stitches off the needle and then pick them up again.

However, this can seem a bit scary at first. As a matter of fact, the dropped stitches do not really go anywhere, as they do not unravel. In addition, they are really easy to pick up again.

So, looking to learn more about slipping stitches? We have a great tutorial that takes you through the process, step by step. In fact, you can find the tutorial here: Slipping Stitches Knitwise or Purlwise.

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

Techniques Needed for Slipped Closing Double Cable Stitch

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)

wyif                                             with yarn in front

wyib                                            with yarn in back

Instructions (Knitted Flat)

Panel of 11 sts.

Row 1 (WS): K2, p7. k2

Row 2: P2, sl 1 wyib, k5, sl 1 wyib, p2

Row 3: K2, sl 1 wyif, p5, sl 1 wyif, k2

Row 4: P2, drop sl-st to front of work, k2, pick up dropped st and knit it, k1, sl 2 wyib, drop sl-st to front of work, sl the same 2 sts back to left-hand needle, pick up dropped st and knit it, k2, p2.

Repeat rows 1-4 until the desired length is reached.

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