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Knit with Aabhar – Claw Stitch Pattern

Pattern Description


Claw Stitch Knitting Pattern is a cable pattern that you can knit with or without cable needles. All you need to know is knit, purl, and how to make cable stitches.

It is knitted over 9 stitches and 4 rows. Just like the Small Double Cable and Staghorn Cable pattern, there are two variations – Upwards Claw and Downwards Claw. Other than the directional difference, the knitting of the two is similar, with only one difference in Row 3. And with this small change, you can completely change the direction of the claw.

Although it may look complicated, it is quite simple and creates a beautiful texture on the fabric. You can use it along the sleeves of a pullover, on the front of a jumper, and more. You need to remember to account for some shrinking of the fabric whenever you are knitting cables as they will slightly reduce the width of the knitted fabric.

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Pattern Details


Skill Level
Easy

Row Count
4

Pattern Repeat
A panel of 9 stitches

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Abbreviations


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

CNCable needle
COCast on
C4LCross 4 Left (sl 1 to CN, hold in front, k3, k1 from CN)
C4RCross 4 Right (sl 3 to CN, hold in back, k1, k3 from CN)
kKnit
pPurl
RSRight side
WSWrong side

Without using a cable needle:

C4R –

  1. Slip next 3 stitches off the left needle and hold them in back of the work
  2. Insert right needle into next stitch on left needle from right to left
  3. Insert left needle into the slipped stitches from left to right one by one
  4. Insert the stitch from right needle back on to left needle from left to right.
  5. Knit all 4 stitches.

C4L-

  1. Slip next stitch off the left needle and hold it in front of the work
  2. Insert right needle into next 3 stitches on left needle one by one from right to left
  3. Insert left needle into the slipped stitch from left to right
  4. Insert the 3 stitches from right needle back on to left needle one by one from left to right
  5. Knit all 4 stitches.

Pattern Instructions


CO a panel of 8 stitches.

Upwards Claw Stitch Pattern

Row 1:(RS) – Knit.
Row 2:Purl.
Row 3:C4R, k1, C4L.
Row 4:Purl.

Downwards Claw Stitch Pattern

Row 1:(RS) – Knit.
Row 2:Purl.
Row 3:C4L, k1, C4R.
Row 4:Purl.

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

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