Introduction: How to Knit a Braid Cable

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When you knit a basic braid cable, it'll look like three knitted strands that are braided. Knitting braid cable looks hard, but it's really not. Practice by knitting this sample panel of braid cable. The panel is 15 stitches; the braid cable itself is 8 stitches wide

Step 1: Cast on 15 Sts.

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Cast on 15 sts.

Step 2: Follow This Stitch Pattern

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Row 1: K3, P9, K3.

Row 2: P3, K9, P3

Row 3: K3, P9, K3.

Row 4: P3, sl next 3 sts to cn and hold in front, k3, k3 from cn, k3, p3.

Row 5: K3, P9, K3.

Row 6: P3, K9, P3

Row 7: K3, P9, K3.

Row 8: P3, k3, sl next 3 sts to cn and hold in back, k3, k3 from cn, p3.3.

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Row 1: K3, P9, K3.

Row 2: P3, K9, P3

Row 3: K3, P9, K3.

Row 4: P3, k3, sl next 3 sts to cn and hold in back, k3, k3 from cn, p3.

Row 5: K3, P9, K3.

Row 6: P3, K9, P3

Row 7: K3, P9, K3.

Row 8: P3, sl next 3 sts to cn and hold in front, k3, k3 from cn, k3, p3.

Step 3: Repeat Rows

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Rep Rows 1–8.

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