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How to Knit a Chain Cable

9 of 10 in Series: The Essentials of Knitting Cables

A chain cable is just two wave cables that move in opposite directions and line up side by side. This sample chain cable panel consists of 14 stitches; the chain cable itself is 8 stitches wide.

The panel includes 3 set-up stitches on both sides of the cable. These set-up stitches make a crisp transition between the background fabric and the chain cable itself:

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Try your hand at knitting a sample of chain cable:

  1. Cast on 14 sts.

  2. Follow this stitch pattern:

    Rows 1 and 5 (RS): P3, k8, p3.

    Rows 2, 4, 6, and 8: K3, p8, k3.

    Row 3: P3, sl next 2 sts to cn and hold in back, k2, k2 from cn, sl next 2 sts to cn and hold in front, k2, k2 from cn, p3.

    Row 7: P3, sl next 2 sts to cn and hold in front, k2, k2 from cn, sl next 2 sts to cn and hold in back, k2, k2 from cn, p3.

  3. Repeat Rows 1–8.

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