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Topic: Cabled wristband, with pattern!  (Read 5485 times)
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« on: May 07, 2005 09:16:39 PM »

Hey everyone! Long time no see!

I've knit a neat little cabled wristband for myself out of some nice merino wool I had laying around. I knew I wanted a cable on it, and instead of finding a pattern, I decided to wing it. (Although, I have no doubt there is a similar or identical pattern out there somewhere, it's quite basic.)

Here it is:

And here's the pattern. It's very very easy, anyone can do it! I especially suggest it if you are new to cables, it's a fun, easy, small project to learn them on.

CO 18 sts.

Row 1 (WS): k1, p1, k1, k3, p6, k3, k1 p1, k1.

Row 2 (RS): k1, p1, k1, p3, k6, p3, k1, p1, k1.

Rep Row 1.
Rep Row 2.
Rep Row 1. (5 rows).

Row 6: k1, p1, k1, p3, c6f, p3, k1, p1, k1

Rep pattern until piece meas approx. 7.5" long. Or, if you're like me, wing it; while the stitiches are still on the needle, see if the band will stretch around your wrist. You can try and make your cable line up when you stitch it together. I didn't worry about it too much.


Sew up your side seams and weave in your ends.

That's it! Any questions or comments, please post! This is my first "original" *laugh* pattern, so I'm pretty proud.

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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2005 05:30:46 AM »

This is really cute! Kind of reminds me of those braided fisherman bracelettes they sell at seaports!  Cheesy Thanx for sharing the pattern!

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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2006 08:55:44 PM »

i dont mean to be a noob,
what do (ws) and (rs) means?
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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2006 12:48:16 AM »

i dont mean to be a noob,
what do (ws) and (rs) means?

WS = Wrong side (of work)
RS = Right side (of work)

Great pattern! Thank you very much for sharing Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2006 03:14:44 AM »

Wow, those could be great for last minute gifts! Thank you for sharing the pattern.

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« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2006 10:31:18 AM »

i've never done cables and this does look great to learn...but i honestly don't knowhow to use the cable holder needle thingy (obviously i don't even know what to call it)! there has to be somewhere that has instructions online that makes sense right??
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2006 01:20:56 PM »

There is a super handy-dandy video here:


(Under "decorative techniques")

Once you've done it once, cables are deceptively simple. The cable needle is simply used to hold the few stitches you need to criss-cross.

Using my pattern here as an example: when you come to a row where you to the twist for the cable, you take the first three of the six cable stitches and stick them on the cable needle. The cable needle sits there with your stitches, making sure they don't fall off.

You then knit the three stitches that are on the knitting needle, the last three of the cable stitches. After you do that, you pull the cable needle over to you and knit the three stitches off -that- needle, so that the six stitches have created a twist. Thus, the cable!

I hope that makes sense? The video will totally help you out, as it does the exact same cable pattern as my wristband calls for. Smiley

« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2006 04:40:10 PM »

Perhaps I am too turkeyed-out from the day's activities, but what sort of fastening does one put on your writband?
Or is it like mittens and just pulls on over your hand
If so, is there enough stretch to the band to pull it on - without being floppy after it is on your arm?

Great idea though. I can only take cabling in short doses, so this does intrigue me.

Thanks for any answer. I shall now just go crawl back under the scads of wrapping paper.
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2006 06:33:34 PM »

love 'em. i've never tried cables before and am excited to find a cute pattern to try to learn on!
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2006 11:14:06 AM »

Jane2 - I knit it with wool, so it's stretchy enough to pull over my hand and not be loose.

The fastening is just a basic seam, nothing fancy. Smiley

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