Little Mock Cables Classic Mock Cable Tamerna Stitch and Mock Wave Cable

These two-stitch twist patterns have a multitude of uses. On either side of a large cable, or any other panel pattern with a purled background, they make very nice borders to give the panel a fancy finish. Repeated continuously all the way across a fabric, they make beautiful ribbings. Used as accents in a plain fabric, with varying numbers of knit stitches between panels, they give a cable effect without the use of the cable needle.

114 A TREASURY OF KNITTING PATTERNS

/. CLASSIC MOCK CABLE

The method of twisting the stitches (to the right) given here is the one most commonly used. But a preferable method can be seen in Baby Cable Ribbing and the second half of Mock Wave Cable.

Panel of 6 sts.

Rows 1 and 3 (Wrong side)—K2, p2, k2. Row 2—P2, k2, p2.

Row 4—P2, skip 1 st and knit the second st, leaving it on needle; then knit the skipped st and si both sts from needle together; p2.

Repeat Rows 1-4.

II. TAMERNA STITCH

This is a Classic Mock Cable in the other direction—twisting the stitches to the left instead of to the right.

Panel of 6 sts.

Rows 1 and 3 (Wrong side)—K2, p2, k2. Row 2—P2, k2, p2.

Row 4—P2, take right needle behind left needle, skip 1 st and knit the second st in back loop, then knit the skipped st in front loop, si both sts from needle together; p2.

Repeat Rows 1-4.

Mock Cable
left: Classic Mock Cable center: Tamema Stitch right: Mock Wave Cable

III. MOCK WAVE CABLE

In this pattern the stitches are twisted left and right with the same stitch remaining on top, after the manner of the Wave Cable. Note the "k2 tog" type twist in the second half of the pattern. This is the same as the Baby Cable Ribbing twist, and is neater than the classic method of knitting the second and then the first stitch.

Panel of 6 sts.

Rows 1-4—Same as Tamerna Stitch. Rows 5 and 7—K2, p2, k2. Row 6—P2, k2, p2.

Row 8—P2, k2 tog but do not si from needle; then insert right needle between the sts just knitted tog, and knit the 1st st again, then si both sts from needle together; p2.

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