Braid cable

A braid cable (shown in Figure 11-8) consists of a panel of 15 stitches; the cable itself is 9 stitches wide.

Knit this pattern as follows: Cast on 15 sts.

Rows 1 and 5 (RS): P3, k9, p3. Rows 2, 4, 6, and 8: K3, p9, k3.

Row 3: P3, sl next 3 sts to cn and hold in front, k3, k3 from cn, k3, p3. Row 7: P3, k3, sl next 3 sts to cn and hold in back, k3, k3 from cn, p3. Rep Rows 1-8.

You can make a petite version of this braid cable simply by reducing the number of cable stitches (the stitches between the set-up stitches on the edge) to 6. Cross 2 stitches over 2 for this variation.

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