Thursday, December 17, 2009

Cable Without Cable Needles Face Cloth


I wanted to learn to knit cables. I do not own cable needles. No worries, I didn't need them! I also like quick little projects while I learn so that gratification comes quick.


Cotton yarn, worsted weight
Size 9-ish knitting needles
Tapestry needle to weave in ends


Cast on 24

Rows 1 - 4: K1, P1 across, repeat (4 rows total).

Row 5: K1, P1, K1, P1 (border). P4, K2, P4, K2, P4 (middle). K1, P1, K1, P1 (border).

Row 6: Border, K4, P2, K4, P2, K4, border.

Rows 7 & 8: Repeat rows 5 & 6.

Row 9: Border, P4. Slip 2 stitches off left needle (keep them in front of your work), purl next stitch on left needle, put slipped stitches back on left needle, knit those 2 stitches (first left cable movement!). P2. Slip 1 stitch off left needle (keep it behind your work), knit the next 2 stitches, put the slipped stitch back on the left needle and purl it (first right cable movement!). P4, border.

Row 10: Border, K5, P2, K2, P2, K5, border.

Row 11: Border, P5, left cable (slip 2 off needle, P1, knit 2 slipped stitches), right cable (slip 1 off needle, K2, purl slipped stitch), P5, border.

Row 12: Border, K6, P4, K6, border.

Row 13: Border, P6. Slip 4 stitches off of left needle (number 1, 2, 3, 4 from left to right), keep 1 and 2 in front of your work, put 3 and 4 back on left needle, then put 1 and 2 onto left needle too (new order: 3, 4, 1, 2), knit all 4 stitches (first left-over cable!). P6, border.

Row 14: Border, K6, P4, K6, border.

Row 15: Border, P6, K4, P6, border.

Row 16: Repeat row 13.

Row 17: Border, K6, P4, K6, border.

Row 18: Border, P5, right cable (slip 1 off needle, K2, purl slipped stitch), left cable (slip 2 off needle, P1, knit 2 slipped stitches), P5, border.

Row 19: Border, K5, P2, K2, P2, K5, border.

Row 20: Border, P5, right cable (slip 1 off needle, K2, purl slipped stitch), left cable (slip 2 off needle, P1, knit 2 slipped stitches), P5, border.

Row 21: Border, K4, P2, K4, P2, K4, border.

Row 22: Border, P4, K2, P4, K2, P4, border.

Rows 23 & 24: Repeat rows 21 & 22.

Rows 25 - 29: K1, P1 across, repeat (4 rows total). Cast off, weave in ends.

4 comments:

  1. I love this pattern! However, I think there's a typo:

    For Row 16 it says: repeat Row 16.

    Could you clarify this for me?

    Thanks!

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  2. Oh thank you Kristy, now I can finish my project (which I love, by the way.)

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  3. I have struggled with this pattern. Row 16 says to repeat Row 13. But Row 15 is a purl row and Row 16 is also a purl row. I have added another row before Row 16 that gets it back in pattern again. That messes up the numbering of all the rest of the rows. Also Row 20 says P5 at each end of the pattern, but is should say P4. Making these changes help smooth things out.

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