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Stitch of the month: April rope cables

YOU WILL NEED:

One pair recommended needle size for the yarn you are using

One cable needle

ABBREVIATIONS:

k = knit; p = purl; rep = repeat; WSF = wrong side facing

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS:

C2L = knit into back of second stitch then knit first stitch slipping both stitches off the needle together

C3B = slip next stitch onto a cable needle and hold at back of work, k2sts from left hand needle, then k1 st from cable needle

C3F = slip next 2sts onto a cable needle and hold at front of work, k1 st from left hand needle, then k2sts from cable needle

C4F = slip next 2sts onto a cable needle and hold at front of work, k2sts from left hand needle, then k2sts from cable needle

T3B = slip next stitch onto a cable needle and hold at back of work, k2sts from left hand needle, then p1 st from cable needle

T3F = slip next 2sts onto a cable needle and hold at front of work, p1 st from left hand needle, then k2sts from cable needle

Multiple of 12sts + 4sts:

1st row: WSF, *(k1, p2) twice, k4, p2, rep from * to last 4sts, k1, p2, k1.

2nd row: P1, C2L, p1, *k8, p1, C2L, p1, rep from * to end.

3rd row: As 1st row.

4th row: P1, C2L, p1, *T3F, k2, T3B, p1, C2L, p1, rep from * to end.

5th row: K1, p2, (k2, p2) to last st, k1.

6th row: P1, C2L, *p2, T3F, T3B, p2, C2L, rep from * to last st, p1.

7th row: K1, p2, *k3, p4, k3, p2, rep from * to last st, k1.

8th row: P1, C2L, *p3, C4F, p3, C2L, rep from * to last st, p1.

9th row: As 7th row.

10th row: P1, C2L, *p2, C3B, C3F, p2, C2L, rep from * to last st, p1.

11th row: As 5th row.

12th row: P1, C2L, p1, *C3B, k2, C3F, p1, C2L, p1, rep from * to end.

13th row: As 1st row.

14th row: As 2nd row.

Rep these 14 rows.

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