Manipulating fibers to create bending shapes if one of the most fun things to do with knit and crochet stitches. This week on Ask Me Monday, I’ll show you how to do that with two stitches, one knit and one crochet, by creating mock cables.
Give the episode a watch, practice the swatches below, then give the Racer & Rever hat patterns, both with mock cables panels, a try. Both patterns come in the YarnYAY! September box. Enjoy!
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Knit Mock Cable Swatch
EL – Elongated Stitch, Left: Insert the right needle 4 stitches to the left and 3 rows down and bring up a long loop. Place it on the left needle and knit it together with the next stitch.
ER – Elongated Stitch, Right: Slip the next stitch purl-wise onto the right needle. Insert the right needle 4 stitches to the right and 4 rows down and bring up a long loop. Slip two stitches purl-wise back to the left needle and knit them together.
CO 21 sts.
Row 1 (RS): *P2, k1tbl, p2, (k3, p1) x 2, k3, p2, k1tbl, p2.
Row 2 and all WS rows: K2, p tbl, k2, (p3, k1) × 2, p3, k2, p tbl, k2.
Row 3: Rep Row 1.
Row 5: P2, k tbl, p2, (EL, k2, p1) × 2, EL, k2, p2, k tbl, p2.
Row 7: Rep Row 1.
Row 9: *P2, k1tbl, p2, (k2, ER, p1) x 2, k2, ER, p2, k1tbl, p2.
Repeat Rnds 2-9 until the piece is square, ending after a Row 2 or Row 6.
Crochet Mock Cable Swatch
YO-slst = Yarn-Over Slip Stitch: Yarn over hook, insert hook through the stitch and pull loop through stitch AND the 2 loops on the hook.
BL-YO-slst = Yarn-Over Slip Stitch through the Back Loop: Working through the BACK LOOP only, work a YO-slst.
ldc = YO, insert hook in stitch 2 rows down, finish working double crochet as usual in that stitch.
Row 1: YO-slst in 2nd ch fr hook and to end.
Rows 2-4: Ch 1, BL-YO-slst in same st and in each st to end. Turn.
Row 5 (RS): BL-YO-slst in each of next 5 sts, ldc in next st; rep from * 3 more times, BL-YO-slst in each st to end. Turn.
Row 6 (WS): Ch 1, BL-YO-slst in same st and in each st to end. Turn.
Rows 7-8: Rep Row 6.
Row 9: Ch 1, BL-YO-slst in same stitch and in next 6 (8) sts, ldc in next st, *BL-YO-slst in each of next 5 sts, ldc in next st; rep from * 3 more times, BL-YO-slst in each st to end. Turn.
Rows 10-12: Rep Row 6.
Repeat Rows 5-12 until the piece is square.