Oval Cable Stitch Pattern is a unique cable knitting pattern that looks like oval boxes roped and stacked together with cables. It uses different from usual cable stitches, i.e., C3L and C3R. There are three stitches in the cable, and they cross left and right in the case of Cable 3 Left (C3L) and Cable 3 Right (C3R), respectively.
It’s a universal pattern perfect for knitting sweaters, hats, and blankets. Oval Cable Stitch Pattern is a unisex knitting pattern that will work for men’s and women’s wearables.
Multiple of 12 + 6
This free knit pattern is written in US terms. You can also check out other common knit abbreviations.
|C2B or 1/1 RC||Cable 2 Back or 1/1 Right Cross (sl 1 to CN, hold in back, k1, k1 from CN)|
|C3L or 1/2 LC||Cable 3 Left or 1/2 Left Cross (sl 1 to CN, hold in front, k2, k1 from CN)|
|C3R or 1/2 RC||Cable 3 Right or 1/2 Right Cross (sl 2 to CN, hold in back, k1, k2 from CN)|
CO multiple of 12 + 6 stitches.
|Row 1:||(RS) – * p2, C2B, p2, k6; rep from * to last 6 sts, p2, C2B, p2.|
|Row 2:||* k2, p2, k2, p6; rep from * to last 6 sts, k2, p2, k2.|
|Row 3:||Rep Row 1.|
|Row 4:||Rep Row 2.|
|Row 5:||Rep Row 1.|
|Row 6:||Rep Row 2.|
|Row 7:||Rep Row 1.|
|Row 8:||Rep Row 2.|
|Row 9:||* C3R, C3L, C3L, C3R; rep from * to last 6 sts, C3R, C3L.|
|Row 10:||* p6, k2, p2, k2; rep from * to last 6 sts, p6.|
|Row 11:||* k6, p2, C2B, p2; rep from * to last 6 sts, k6.|
|Row 12:||Rep Row 10.|
|Row 13:||Rep Row 11.|
|Row 14:||Rep Row 10.|
|Row 15:||Rep Row 11.|
|Row 16:||Rep Row 10.|
|Row 17:||Rep Row 11.|
|Row 18:||Rep Row 10.|
|Row 19:||* C3L, C3R, C3R, C3L; rep from * to last 6 sts, C3L, C3R.|
|Row 20:||Rep Row 2.|
Repeat this free knit pattern (20 rows) until you have reached the desired length for your work.
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