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Irish Trace Cable Stitch Pattern

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This Irish Trace Cable Stitch Pattern is perfect for a winter scarf or a cozy sweater.  While this is an easy pattern, experience using a cable needle is needed, since it's used in almost every row.  This is a great way for knitting fans to challenge themselves with the slightly more complicated cable stitch.

irish knit

Materials:

  • Yarn: Caron 1 pound
  • Needle: US 11

Notes:
Rows: 1-26 & 3-26
Finished Size: 6 x 9 inches

Abbreviations:
RC-P = Slip 1 to back, K2 then P1 from cable needle
RC-K = Slip 1 to back, K2 then K1 from cable needle
LC-K = Slip 2 to front, K1 then K2 from cable needle
LC-P = Slip 2 to front, P1 then K2 from cable needle
Moss stitch = Even rows =K1 P1 across the row
Odd rows = Knit the purls and purl the knits, as you see them


Instructions:

  1. CO: 24
     
  2. Work the cable pattern on 16 sts. Cable Pattern Below.
     
  3. Row 1: 2 moss, P8, K4, P8, 2 moss
     
  4. Row 2: 2 moss, K8, P4, K8, 2 moss
     
  5. Row 3: 2 moss, P7, RC-P, LC-K, P7, 2 moss
     
  6. Row 4: 2 moss, K7, P3, K1 P2, K7, 2 moss
     
  7. Row 5: 2 moss, P6, RC-K, 2 moss, LC-P,P6, 2 moss
     
  8. Row 6: 2 moss, K6, P2,K1, 2 moss, P3, K6, 2 moss
     
  9. Row 7: 2 moss, P5, RC-P, 4 moss, LC-K P5, 2 moss
     
  10. Row 8: 2 moss, K5, P3, 4 moss, K1, P2, K5, 2 moss
     
  11. Row 9: 2 moss, P4, RC-K, 6 moss, LC-P, P4, 2 moss
     
  12. Row 10: 2 moss, K4, P2, K1, 6 moss, P3 K4, 2 moss
     
  13. Row 11: 2 moss, P3, RC-P, 8 moss, LC-K, P3, 2 moss
     
  14. Row 12: 2 moss, K3 P3, 8 moss, K1, P2, K3, 2 moss
     
  15. Row 13: 2 moss, P2, RC-K, 10 moss, LC-P, P2, 2 moss
     
  16. Row 14: 2 moss, K2, P2, K1, 10 moss, P3, K2, 2 moss
     
  17. Row 15: 2 moss, P2 LC-P, 10 moss, RC-P, P2, 2 moss
     
  18. Row 16: 2 moss, K3, P2, 10 moss, P2, K3, 2 moss
     
  19. Row 17: 2 moss, P3, LC-P, 8 moss, RC-P, P3, 2 moss
     
  20. Row 18: 2 moss, K4, P2, 8 moss, P2, K4, 2 moss
     
  21. Row 19: 2 moss, P4, LC-P, 6 moss, RC-P, P4, 2 moss
     
  22. Row 20: 2 moss, K5, P2, 6 moss, P2, K5, 2 moss
     
  23. Row 21: 2 moss, P5, LC-P, 4 moss, RC-P, P5, 2 moss
     
  24. Row 22: 2 moss, K6, P2, 4 moss, P2, K6, 2 moss
     
  25. Row 23: 2 moss, P6, LC-P, 2 moss, RC-P, P6, 2 moss
     
  26. Row 24: 2 moss, K7, P2, 2 moss, P2, K7, 2 moss
     
  27. Row 25: 2 moss, P7, LC-P, RC-P, P7, 2 moss
     
  28. Row 26: 2 moss, K8, P4, K8, 2 moss
     

REPEAT 3-26 FOR CABLE PATTERN

CABLE PATTERN, only, BELOW -For Even rows just knit the knits and purl the purls. For moss st knit the purls, purl the knits

  1. Row 1: P6, K4, P6
     
  2. Row 2: K6, P4, K6
     
  3. Row 3: P5, RC-P, LC-K, P5
     
  4. Row 4: K5, P3, K1, P2, K5
     
  5. Row 5: P4, RC-K, 2 moss, LC-P, P4
     
  6. Row 6: K4, P2, K1, 2 moss, P3, K4
     
  7. Row 7: P3, RC-P, 4 moss, LC-K, P3
     
  8. Row 8: K3, P3, 4 moss, K1, P2, K3
     
  9. Row 9: P2, RC-K, 6 moss, LC-P, P2
     
  10. Row 10: K2, P2, K1, 6 moss, P3, K2
     
  11. Row 11: P1, RC-P, 8 moss, LC-K, P1
     
  12. Row 12: K1, P3, 8 moss, K1, P2, K1
     
  13. Row 13: RC-K, 10 moss, LC-P
     
  14. Row 14: P2, K1, 10 moss, P3
     
  15. Row 15: LC-P, 10 moss, RC-P
     
  16. Row 16: K1, P2, 10 moss, P2, K1
     
  17. Row 17: P1, LC-P, 8 moss, RC-P, P1
     
  18. Row18: K2, P2, 8 moss, P2, K2
     
  19. Row 19: P2, LC-P, 6 moss, RC-P, P2
     
  20. Row 20: K3, P2, 6 moss, P2, K3
     
  21. Row 21: P3 LC-P, 4 moss, RC-P, P3
     
  22. Row 22: K4, P2, 4 moss, P2 K4
     
  23. Row 23: P4, LC-P, 2 moss, RC-P, P4
     
  24. Row 24: K5, P2, 2 moss, P2, K5
     
  25. Row 25: P5, LC-P, RC-P, P5
     
  26. Row 26: K6, P4, K6
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