Baby Eyelet Cables is a knitting stitch pattern that’s fun to do and easy to memorize. It has a repeat of only four rows, and three of those are “knit the knits and purl the purls”. That means you only have to think on one row!
Despite its name, Baby Eyelet Cables are not true cables. You won’t need a cable needle because the stitches don’t really switch places.
It’s easily converted to knitting in the round, which makes it a versatile stitch pattern for many projects.
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The yarn I used for the sample is Red Heart Chic Sheep by Marly Bird. It’s a sqooshy medium weight yarn with excellent stitch definition. However, this stitch pattern looks great in any weight yarn; solid colors are best to show up the patterning.
Clover bamboo knitting needles are a good choice for beginning knitters. I’m using 5 mm (US Size 8) for this yarn.
Baby Eyelet Cables
Cast on a multiple of 6 + 3.
Set-Up Row (WS): K3, [p3, k3] across.
Row 1 (RS): *P3, slip 3 sts purlwise, pass 3rd st on right needle over 2nd and first sts on right needle, slip those 2 sts back to left needle, k1, yo, k1; rep from * to last 3 sts, p3.
Row 2: K3, [p3, k3] across.
Row 3: P3, [k3, p3] across.
Row 4: K3, [p3, k3] across.
Repeat Rows 1-4 for pattern.
RS: right side
WS: wrong side
yo: yarn over