Have you seen some really cute patterns, but you just weren’t sure how to knit eyelet mock cable patterns? This knit building block features the Knit Eyelet Mock Cable pattern. This is a beautiful pattern that’s perfect if you’re shying away from making cables. Since you aren’t actually making cables, there’s no need for a cable needle. By simply passing over a slipped stitch, the look of a cable is created. The knitting eyelet mock cable pattern repeat is very easy to memorize and the finished product looks a lot more intricate than it really is.
Next step, real cables!!
- Cast On (CO)
- Knit (k)
- Purl (p)
- Slip (sl)
- Pass Slipped Stitch Over (psso)
- Yarn Over (yo)
- Repeat (rep)
- Seed Stitch (k1, p1 combination)
- Bind Off (BO)
Eyelet Mock Cable Ribbing Pattern
Multiple of 5 + 2.
Row 1 (RS): P2, *sl 1, k2, psso, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 2: K2, *p1, yo, p1, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 3: P2, *k3, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 4: K2, *p3, k2; rep from * to end.
Eyelet Mock Cable Ribbing Block Instructions:
With yarn color of choice, CO 35
Note #1: Place a stitch marker between the four border stitches on both sides and the main Eyelet Mock Cable stitches in the middle of your work.
Rows 1-6: K1, p1 across all stitches (Seed Stitch).
Row 7 (RS): K1, p1, k1, p1, work Eyelet Mock Cable Pattern Row 1 across to last 4 stitches, p1, k1, p1, k1.
Row 6: K1, p1, k1, p1, work Eyelet Mock Cable Pattern Row 2 across to last 4 stitches, p1, k1, p1, k1.
Row 7: K1, p1, k1, p1, work Eyelet Mock Cable Pattern Row 3 across to last 4 stitches, p1, k1, p1, k1..
Row 8: K1, p1, k1, p1, work Eyelet Mock Cable Pattern Row 4 across to last 4 stitches, p1, k1, p1, k1. .
Repeat rows 7-8 until piece measures approximately 9” in height. Work 6 rows of Seed Stitch and then bind off in Seed Stitch.
Note #2: For our block we cast on 35 stitches to allow for the seed stitch border on each side. The first and last 6 rows of the block are worked in Seed Stitch pattern (k1, p1, all the way across).
On row 7 you will begin the Eyelet Mock Cable Stitch Pattern with a Seed Stitch pattern border on either side. Work the first and last 4 stitches in the Seed Stitch pattern. You may find it useful to add stitch markers at each side to separate the border stitches from the Eyelet Mock Cable Pattern stitches. (See Note #1)
Helpful Tips for the Eyelet Mock Cable Pattern:
- Add a stitch marker to separate the Seed Stitch border stitches from the 27 middle Eyelet Mock Cable Pattern stitches.
- You can easily memorize this 4 row pattern repeat if you remember the first and second row is where the Eyelet Mock Cable is created. On the right side, you will lose a stitch on each cable when you pass the slipped stitch over the two stitches you knit. On the second row, you will have to regain that lost stitch by yarning over between two purled stitches. The last two rows are easy since you’ll just knit the knits and purl the purls.