Wave Cable aka Snake cable stitch free pattern.
k = Knit
p = Purl
c6f = (cable 6 front)- slip 3 stitches to a cable needle and hold at the front of the work, knit 3, then knit the 3 stitches from the cable needle.
c6b = (cable 6 back)- slip 3 stitches to a cable needle and hold at the back of the work, knit 3, then knit the 3 stitches from the cable needle.
Cast on multiples of 8
Row 1 (RS): p2, k6, p2
Row 2 (WS): k2, p6, k2
Row 3 (cable Row): p2, c6b, p2
Row 4: k2, p6, k2
Row 5: p2, k6, p2
Row 6: k2, p6, k2
Row 7: p2, k6, p2
Row 8: k2, p6, k2
Row 9 (cable row): p2, c6f, p2
Row 10: k2, p6, k2
Row 11: p2, k6, p2
Row 12: k2, p6, k2
12 rows make up the wave cable pattern.
Making an Aran pattern afghan and am trying to work out a stitch called “snake stitch” described as follows ‘ P2, sk 2 sts, k next st, k 2 skipped sts, sl knitted st already worked off left hand needle’ Well, I am an experienced knitter of Aran patterns but this has me totally bamboozled. No matter how I try it, it doesn’t seem to work, so thought I could google it, to see if anyone else has knitted it. Your stitch is not exactly the same but I might have to substitute it for the patterns one. Any suggestions???? Cheers and have a nice day.
hmm, what does the abbreviation sk 2 sts mean? that is where it gets confusing for me.
I think this snake/wave cable needs a small edit, I think it’s a 10 stitch pattern, not 8. So cast on multiples of 10. Then it works nicely.
Thank you for your help!
How is this stitch knit if working in the Round?