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Knit with Aabhar – 4-Stitch Cable Pattern

Pattern Description

4-Stitch Cable Pattern is a basic cable knitting pattern that is beginner-friendly. If you are just starting to learn to knit cable stitches, this cable pattern worked over four stitches is an excellent choice to start with!

There are two variations of this cable pattern – Right Twist Cable and Left Twist Cable. Just as the name suggests, the Right Twist 4-Stitch Cable looks like its twisting towards the right, while the Left Twist 4-Stitch Cable twists to the left side. You can see the Right Twist Cable in the stitch chart.

To knit the Right Twist Cable, you need to Cable over 4 stitches to the back (or C4B), while for Left Twist Cable, you’ll need Cable over 4 stitches to the front (or C4F).

The 4-Stitch Cable Pattern can add texture and detail to any of your projects, be it scarves, socks, or sweaters. You can use it as an all-over cable pattern as the knit cables are quite small.

Pattern Details

Skill Level

Row Count

Pattern Repeat
Panel of 4 stitches

4-Stitch Cable Stitch Chart


This free knit pattern is written in US terms. You can also check out other common knit abbreviations

CNCable needle
COCast on
C4FCable 4 Front (sl 2 to CN, hold in front, k2, k2 from CN)
C4BCable 4 Back (sl 2 to CN, hold in back, k2, k2 from CN)
RSRight side
WSWrong side

Pattern Instructions

CO a panel of 4 stitches.

Right Twist 4-Stitch Cable Pattern

Row 1:(RS) – Knit.
Row 2:Purl.
Row 3:C4B.
Row 4:Purl.

Left Twist 4-Stitch Cable Pattern

Row 1:(RS) – Knit.
Row 2:Purl.
Row 3:C4F.
Row 4:Purl.

Repeat this free knit pattern (4 rows) until you have reached the desired length for your work.

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