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Stitchfinder: Knitting: Cable: Tower of Song

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tower of song cable pattern
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(worked over 8 sts)

Stitch Explanation:

3-st RC: Sl 1 st to cn and hold to back, k2, k1 from cn.
2-st RC:Sl 1 st to cn and hold to back, k1, k1 from cn.


Row 1 (RS) K5, 3-st RC.
Row 2 and all WS rows Purl.
Row 3 K4, 3-st RC, k1.
Row 5 K3, 3-st RC, k2.
Row 7 K2, 3-st RC, k3.
Row 9 K1, 3-st RC, k4.
Row 11 3-st RC, k5.
Row 13 2-st RC, k6.
Row 14 Purl.
Rep rows 1–14.

Note: this is a generic pattern for creating this cable. For a single cable it would be 8 stitches. In the example shown, there is one repeat of the stitch with 12 stitches are on either side, so you'd need to cast on 32 (12 + 8 + 12) stitches

tower of song cable pattern

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES Click for explanation and illustration

cn = cable needle sl = slip
k = knit rep = repeat(s)(ing)
k2tog = knit 2 together RS = right side
p = purl WS = wrong side
st(s) = stitch(es) 2-st RC - see stitch explanation above
  3-st RC - see stitch explanation above

Stitch directions reproduced with permission, from Vogue Knitting Stitchionary: Volume Two, Sixth & Spring Books, 2005

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