How to Knit Staghorn Cables

Knitting Pattern for 'V' Shaped Cables

The Staghorn cable is a fairly well-known cable and produces a column of 3D 'V' shapes in your knitting. These shapes are created by knitting both a back cross and a front cross cable on the same row - so the cables go in opposite directions from the centre.


If you would like to see me knit this pattern, please take a look at the video below. Otherwise, you can follow the written pattern here:


I began by casting on 20 stitches. The cable itself is 16 stitches wide and I also wanted 2 columns of reverse stockinette (2 stitches wide) either side of the cable.

If you want to remove the reverse stockinette at the edges, just cast on 16 stitches instead and remove 2 knit stitches from the beginning and end of each even-numbered row in the pattern below.

Pattern:

Row 1 (WS): Purl

Row 2 (RS): k6, C4B, C4F, k6

Row 3: Purl

Row 4: k4, C4B, k4, C4F, k4

Row 5: Purl

Row 6: k2, C4B, k8, C4F, k2

Where k = knit, C4B = a back cross cable worked over 4 stitches, C4F = a front cross cable worked over 4 stitches.

How to Knit Staghorn Cables

I hope you enjoy knitting along with me!

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