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Diamond Heights Cable Knit Blanket Pattern

This Diamond Heights Cable Knit Blanket Pattern creates a full-sized cozy throw your family is sure to cherish. This design features impressive twisted moss diamonds for hygge home decor.

Get your free written pattern instructions with a video tutorial below. You may also purchase my ad-free printable pdf pattern in my Studio Knit Pattern Shop.

Cable knit blanket throw hung on a wooden ladder in cream colored yarn.
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Local Inspiration of Diamond Heights

This blanket is modified from my popular Diamond Hill Loop Cable pattern to knit up a fully realized knitted project.

I found inspiration for this cable blanket from the curved streets around the natural hills in one of my favorite San Francisco neighborhoods, Diamond Heights. Located 20 miles north of my California coastside Studio Knit office, these hillsides were barren until the 1960s until this neighborhood was first developed. Today, walking in the tucked away hillside parks and getting brunch at Chloe’s Cafe is a fun Sunday outing!

Cable knit blanket draped on a couch in cream colored yarn.

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Color-Coded System: There are 6 different cable stitches in this pattern. I have created a color-coded system in both the written and chart patterns to easily discern the different cable stitches at a glance. I hope it helps you, too.

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Printable knitting pattern pages of the Diamond Heights Blanket by Studio Knit.

Knitted Cable Blanket Size, Gauge, and Characteristics

Throw Blanket Size is 42 x 62 inches (107 x 157 cm).

Knitting Gauge in Double Moss Pattern
4 x 4 inches (10 x 10 cm) = 8 stitches x 12 rows
Super Bulky #6 yarn with size 11 US needles

Rows 1 & 2: * K2, P2 *
Rows 3 & 4: * P2, K2 *

Gauge swatch of the Double Moss knit stitch pattern on a needle.

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Skill Level: Intermediate

Here’s an intermediate-level project for knitters comfortable with cable techniques.

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Active Time to Complete: 40 to 60 hours

This blanket takes a bit longer to finish than easier textures since you will be paying close attention to the pattern row-by-row while cable stitching throughout. I estimate it takes approximately 40 to 60 hours to complete, depending on your personal knitting speed.

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Knitting Construction

The knitted blanket is created from the bottom up and knitted flat on a long circular needle to create a square/rectangular shape. Smooth cables rest atop the reverse stockinette and double moss textures.

Full sized cable knit throw in the Diamond Heights pattern by Studio Knit.

The blanket’s outer borders are knitted in the Double Moss Stitch.

Along the length of the right and left sides are designed with a thick braids nestled between rows of small rope cables.

Rope cable stitch close-up.

The body of our cable motif is a repeatable pattern of the Diamond Moss cable stitch. The diamond pattern rests atop a reverse stockinette background with the Double Moss stitch within. Each row of diamonds is connected by a thick twisted cable.

This blanket pattern repeats five times for the blanket length. However, you may chose to knit a different length simply by modifying the number of repeats.

Diamond cable with double moss stitch pattern inside with rope twists atop a reverse stockinette background.

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Knitting Supplies

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Yarn – Super Bulky Weight #6
1,054 – 1,132 yards; 1,700 – 1825 g

Recommended: Lion Brand Yarn Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Bulky Yarn
With this yarn, the entire blanket requires 11 balls at 106 yards each. I wanted to knit with a yarn blend that has the feel, warmth, and softness of wool with the easy care and washability of acrylic. It’s an affordable yarn that’s easily found in many big box craft shops here in the US. My featured sample was knit with Fisherman (natural) yarn color.

Substitution #1: Bernat Softie Chunky, 11 balls at 108 yards each.

Substitution #2: Plymouth Yarn’s Encore Mega, 18 balls at 64 yards each.

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Knitting Tools

Knitting supplies of circular needle, tapestry needle, scissors, and Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick yarn.

Knitting Techniques

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  • Slip Knot
  • Cast On
  • K = Knit Stitch
  • P = Purl Stitch
  • Cast Off
  • Weave-in Yarn Ends
  • 1/1R: Slip 1 and Hold Back > K1 + K1 from Cable Needle
  • 1/1L: Slip 1 and Hold Front > K1 + K1 from Cable Needle
  • 2/2R: Slip 2 and Hold Back > K2 + K2 from Cable Needle
  • 2/2L: Slip 2 and Hold Front > K2 + K2 from Cable Needle
  • 4/4R: Slip 2 and Hold Back > K4 + K4 from Cable Needle
  • 4/4L: Slip 2 and Hold Front > K4 + K4 from Cable Needle

Cable Blanket Knitting Steps

Your detailed row by row knitting pattern instructions are available in the printable card further below in this post >

Step 1: Cast On

Cast 112 stitches onto your circular needle with the long-tail method.

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Step 2: Bottom Border

Begin knitting the bottom border with 8 Rows in the Double Moss stitch.

Casting on knit blanket and knitting border with a circular needle.

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Step 3: Blanket Body

The Diamond Heights cable motif consists of 32 rows. Knit 5 repeats of this pattern for a total of 160 rows.

Close up of diamond cable repeats for blanket throw.

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Step 4: Top Border

End your blanket by knitting the top border with 8 Rows in the Double Moss Stitch.

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Step 5: Cast Off and Finish

Cast Off all stitches and Weave in your yarn ends.

Wet-blocking is recommended, but not required.


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Printable Knitting Instructions

Full sized cable knit throw in the Diamond Heights pattern by Studio Knit.

Printable Knitting Pattern

Yield: Diamond Heights Cable Knit Blanket
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 1 day 20 hours
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 day 20 hours 40 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate

The Diamond Heights Cable Knit Blanket

Materials

  • Yarn - Super Bulky Weight #6 in any fiber or color of your choice.
  • 1,054 – 1,132 yards; 1,700 – 1825 g
  • My sample was knit in Lion Brand Yarn Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Bulky Yarn.
  • Throw Size (42" x 62") required 11 balls of this yarn brand.

Tools

  • Circular Knitting Needle 11 US / 8.0 mm, 36” length
  • Cable Needle
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch Markers

Instructions

Step 1: Cast On

Cast 112 stitches onto your circular needle with the long-tail method.

See all knitting technique abbreviation definitions below in the Notes section.

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Step 2: Bottom Border in Double Moss Stitch (8 Rows)

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): K6, * K2, P2 *, K6
  2. Row 2 (Wrong Side): K6, * K2, P2 *, K6
  3. Row 3: K6, * P2, K2 *, K6
  4. Row 4: K6, * P2, K2 *, K6
  5. Row 5: K6, * K2, P2 *, K6
  6. Row 6: K6, * K2, P2 *, K6
  7. Row 7: K6, * P2, K2 *, K6
  8. Row 8: K6, * P2, K2 *, K6

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Step 3: Blanket Body in Diamond Heights Cable Motif (32 Rows)

Knit 5 repeats of this 32-row pattern for a total of 160 rows.

Each row is separated by 11 different bullet points to help best keep track of your location as you knit.

While knitting row 1 of this cable motif, I recommend placing a stitch marker after stitch 6, 9, 15, 18, 52, 60, 94, 97, 103, and 106, while adding a marker in a different color to demark the center of your work after stitch 56.

Knitting Chart of the Diamond Heights Cable Knit Blanket.

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Row 1 (Right Side): 

  • K1P1 (3 times)
  • 1/1L, P1
  • K6
  • P1, 1/1R
  • P3, 2/2L, P1K1 (10 times), 2/2R, P3
  • K8
  • P3, 2/2L, P1K1 (10 times), 2/2R, P3
  • 1/1L, P1
  • K6
  • P1, 1/1R
  • K1P1 (3 times)

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Row 2 (Wrong Side): 

  • K1P1 (3 times)
  • P2, K1
  • P6
  • K1, P2
  • K5, P2, K2, P1, K1P1 (7 times), K3, P2, K5
  • P8
  • K5, P2, K2, P1, K1P1 (7 times), K3, P2, K5
  • P2, K1
  • P6
  • K1, P2
  • K1P1 (3 times)

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Row 3:

  • P1K1 (3 times)
  • 1/1L, P1
  • 2/2R, K2
  • P1, 1/1R
  • P5, 2/2L, K1P1 (8 times), 2/2R, P5
  • 4/4L
  • P5, 2/2L, K1P1 (8 times), 2/2R, P5
  • 1/1L, P1
  • 2/2L, K2
  • P1, 1/1R
  • P1K1 (3 times)

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Row 4:

  • P1K1 (3 times)
  • P2, K1
  • P6
  • K1, P2
  • K7, P2, K3, P1, K1P1 (5 times), K2, P2, K7
  • P8
  • K7, P2, K3, P1, K1P1 (5 times), K2, P2, K7
  • P2, K1
  • P6
  • K1, P2
  • P1K1 (3 times)

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Row 5:

  • K1P1 (3 times)
  • 1/1L, P1
  • K6
  • P1, 1/1R
  • P7, 2/2L, P1K1 (6 times), 2/2R, P7
  • 2/2R, 2/2L
  • P7, 2/2L, P1K1 (6 times), 2/2R, P7
  • 1/1L, P1
  • K6
  • P1, 1/1R
  • K1P1 (3 times)

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Row 6: 

  • K1P1 (3 times)
  • P2, K1
  • P6
  • K1, P2
  • K9, P2, K2, P1, K1P1 (3 times), K3, P2, K9
  • P2, K4, P2
  • K9, P2, K2, P1, K1P1 (3 times), K3, P2, K9
  • P2, K1
  • P6
  • K1, P2
  • K1P1 (3 times)

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Row 7:

  • P1K1 (3 times)
  • 1/1L, P1
  • K2, 2/2L
  • P1, 1/1R
  • P9, 2/2L, K1P1 (4 times), 2/2R, P7
  • 2/2R, P1K1 (2 times), 2/2L
  • P7, 2/2L, K1P1 (4 times), 2/2R, P9
  • 1/1L, P1
  • K2, 2/2R
  • P1, 1/1R
  • P1K1 (3 times)

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Row 8: 

  • P1K1 (3 times)
  • P2, K1
  • P6
  • K1, P2
  • K11, P2, K3, P1, K1, P1, K2, P2, K9
  • P2, K2, P1, K1, P1, K3, P2
  • K9, P2, K3, P1, K1, P1, K2, P2, K11
  • P2, K1
  • P6
  • K1, P2
  • P1K1 (3 times)

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Row 9:

  • K1P1 (3 times)
  • 1/1L, P1
  • K6
  • P1, 1/1R
  • P11, 2/2L, P1K1 (2 times), 2/2R, P7
  • 2/2R, K1P1 (4 times), 2/2L 
  • P7, 2/2L, P1K1 (2 times), 2/2R, P11
  • 1/1L, P1
  • K6
  • P1, 1/1R
  • K1P1 (3 times)

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Row 10:

  • K1P1 (3 times)
  • P2, K1
  • P6
  • K1, P2
  • K13, P2, K4, P2, K9
  • P2, K3, P1, K1P1 (3 times), K2, P2
  • K9, P2, K4, P2, K13
  • P2, K1
  • P6
  • K1, P2
  • K1P1 (3 times)

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Row 11: 

  • P1K1 (3 times)
  • 1/1L, P1
  • 2/2R, K2
  • P1, 1/1R
  • P13, 2/2L, 2/2R, P7
  • 2/2R, P1K1 (6 times), 2/2L
  • P7, 2/2L, 2/2R, P13 
  • 1/1L, P1
  • 2/2L, K2
  • P1, 1/1R
  • P1K1 (3 times)

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Row 12: 

  • P1K1 (3 times)
  • P2, K1
  • P6
  • K1, P2
  • K13, P8, K7
  • P2, K2, P1, K1P1 (5 times), K3, P2
  • K7, P8, K13
  • P2, K1
  • P6
  • K1, P2
  • P1K1 (3 times)

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Row 13:

  • K1P1 (3 times)
  • 1/1L, P1
  • K6
  • P1, 1/1R
  • P13, 4/4R, P5
  • 2/2R, K1P1 (8 times), 2/2L
  • P5, 4/4R, P13
  • 1/1L, P1
  • K6
  • P1, 1/1R
  • K1P1 (3 times)
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Row 14: 

  • K1P1 (3 times)
  • P2, K1
  • P6
  • K1, P2
  • K13, P8, K5
  • P2, K3, P1, K1P1 (7 times), K2, P2
  • K5, P8, K13
  • P2, K1
  • P6
  • K1, P2
  • K1P1 (3 times)

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Row 15: 

  • P1K1 (3 times)
  • 1/1L, P1
  • K2, 2/2L
  • P1, 1/1R
  • P13, K8, P3
  • 2/2R, P1K1 (10 times), 2/2L
  • P3, K8, P13
  • 1/1L, P1
  • K2, 2/2R
  • P1, 1/1R
  • P1K1 (3 times)

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Row 16: 

  • P1K1 (3 times)
  • P2, K1P6
  • K1, P2
  • K13, P8, K3
  • P2, K2, P1, K1P1 (9 times), K3, P2
  • K3, P8, K13
  • P2, K1
  • P6
  • K1, P2
  • P1K1 (3 times)

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Row 17: 

  • K1P1 (3 times)
  • 1/1L, P1
  • K6
  • P1, 1/1R
  • P13, K8, P3
  • 2/2L, K1P1 (10 times), 2/2R
  • P3, K8, P13
  • 1/1L, P1
  • K6
  • P1, 1/1R
  • K1P1 (3 times)

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Row 18: 

  • K1P1 (3 times)
  • P2, K1
  • P6
  • K1, P2
  • K13, P8, K5
  • P2, K3, P1, K1P1 (7 times), K2, P2
  • K5, P8, K13
  • P2, K1
  • P6
  • K1, P2
  • K1P1 (3 times)

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Row 19: 

  • P1K1 (3 times)
  • 1/1L, P1
  • 2/2R, K2
  • P1, 1/1R
  • P13, 4/4R, P5
  • 2/2L, P1K1 (8 times), 2/2R
  • P5, 4/4R, P13
  • 1/1L, P1
  • 2/2L, K2
  • P1, 1/1R
  • P1K1 (3 times)

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Row 20:

  • P1K1 (3 times)
  • P2, K1
  • P6
  • K1, P2
  • K13, P8, K7
  • P2, K2, P1, K1P1 (5 times), K3, P2
  • K7, P8, K13
  • P2, K1
  • P6
  • K1, P2
  • P1K1 (3 times)

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Row 21:

  • K1P1 (3 times)
  • 1/1L, P1
  • K6
  • P1, 1/1R
  • P13, 2/2R, 2/2L, P7
  • 2/2L, K1P1 (6 times), 2/2R
  • P7, 2/2R, 2/2L, P13
  • 1/1L, P1
  • K6
  • P1, 1/1R
  • K1P1 (3 times)

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Row 22:

  • K1P1 (3 times)
  • P2, K1
  • P6
  • K1, P2
  • K13, P2, K4, P2, K9
  • P2, K3, P1, K1P1 (3 times), K2, P2
  • K9, P2, K4, P2, K13
  • P2, K1
  • P6
  • K1, P2
  • K1P1 (3 times)

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Row 23: 

  • P1K1 (3 times)
  • 1/1L, P1
  • K2, 2/2L
  • P1, 1/1R
  • P11, 2/2R, K1P1 (2 times), 2/2L, P7
  • 2/2L, P1K1 (4 times), 2/2R
  • P7, 2/2R, K1P1 (2 times), 2/2L, P11
  • 1/1L, P1
  • K2, 2/2R
  • P1, 1/1R
  • P1K1 (3 times)

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Row 24: 

  • P1K1 (3 times)
  • P2, K1
  • P6
  • K1, P2
  • K11, P2, K3, P1, K1, P1, K2, P2, K9
  • P2, K2, P1, K1, P1, K3, P2
  • K9, P2, K3, P1, K1, P1, K2, P2, K11
  • P2, K1
  • P6
  • K1, P2
  • P1K1 (3 times)

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Row 25: 

  • K1P1 (3 times)
  • 1/1L, P1
  • K6
  • P1, 1/1R
  • P9, 2/2R, P1K1 (4 times),  2/2L, P7
  • 2/2L, P1K1 (2 times), 2/2R
  • P7, 2/2R, P1K1 (4 times),  2/2L, P9
  • 1/1L, P1
  • K6
  • P1, 1/1R
  • K1P1 (3 times)

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Row 26: 

  • K1P1 (3 times)
  • P2, K1
  • P6
  • K1, P2
  • K9, P2, K2, P1, K1P1 (3 times), K3, P2, K9
  • P2, K4, P2
  • K9, P2, K2, P1, K1P1 (3 times), K3, P2, K9
  • P2, K1
  • P6
  • K1, P2
  • K1P1 (3 times)

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Row 27: 

  • P1K1 (3 times)
  • 1/1L, P1
  • 2/2R, K2
  • P1, 1/1R
  • P7, 2/2R, K1P1 (6 times), 2/2L, P7
  • 2/2L, 2/2R
  • P7, 2/2R, K1P1 (6 times), 2/2L, P7
  • 1/1L, P1
  • 2/2L, K2
  • P1, 1/1R
  • P1K1 (3 times)

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Row 28: 

  • P1K1 (3 times)
  • P2, K1
  • P6
  • K1, P2
  • K7, P2, K3, P1, K1P1 (5 times), K2, P2, K7
  • P8
  • K7, P2, K3, P1, K1P1 (5 times), K2, P2, K7
  • P2, K1
  • P6
  • K1, P2
  • P1K1 (3 times)

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Row 29: 

  • K1P1 (3 times)
  • 1/1L, P1
  • K6
  • P1, 1/1R
  • P5, 2/2R, P1K1 (8 times), 2/2L, P5
  • 4/4L
  • P5, 2/2R, P1K1 (8 times), 2/2L, P5
  • 1/1L, P1
  • K6
  • P1, 1/1R
  • K1P1 (3 times)

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Row 30: 

  • K1P1 (3 times)
  • P2, K1
  • P6
  • K1, P2
  • K5, P2, K2, P1, K1P1 (7 times), K3, P2, K5
  • P8
  • K5, P2, K2, P1, K1P1 (7 times), K3, P2, K5
  • P2, K1
  • P6
  • K1, P2
  • K1P1 (3 times)

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Row 31: 

  • P1K1 (3 times)
  • 1/1L, P1
  • K2, 2/2L
  • P1, 1/1R
  • P3, 2/2R,  K1P1 (10 times), 2/2L, P3
  • K8
  • P3, 2/2R,  K1P1 (10 times), 2/2L, P3
  • 1/1L, P1
  • K2, 2/2R
  • P1, 1/1R
  • P1K1 (3 times)

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Row 32: 

  • P1K1 (3 times)
  • P2, K1
  • P6
  • K1, P2
  • K3, P2, K3, P1, K1P1 (9 times), K2, P2, K3
  • P8
  • K3, P2, K3, P1, K1P1 (9 times), K2, P2, K3
  • P2, K1
  • P6
  • K1, P2
  • P1K1 (3 times)

Knit 5 repeats of this 32 row pattern for a total of 160 rows.

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Step 4: Top Border in Double Moss Stitch (8 Rows)

  1. Row 1: K6, * K2, P2 *, K6
  2. Row 2: K6, * K2, P2 *, K6
  3. Row 3: K6, * P2, K2 *, K6
  4. Row 4: K6, * P2, K2 *, K6
  5. Row 5: K6, * K2, P2 *, K6
  6. Row 6: K6, * K2, P2 *, K6
  7. Row 7: K6, * P2, K2 *, K6
  8. Row 8: K6, * P2, K2 *, K6

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Step 5: Cast Off

Cast Off all stitches

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Weave In Ends

Blocking Recommended

Notes

Gauge: X stitches and X rows = 4 inches in Double Moss Pattern
Rows 1 & 2: * K2, P2 *
Rows 3 & 4: * P2, K2 *

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KNITTING TECHNIQUES

  • Slip Knot
  • Cast On
  • K = Knit Stitch
  • P = Purl Stitch
  • Cast Off
  • Weave-in Yarn Ends
  • 1/1R: Slip 1 and Hold Back > K1 +K1 from Cable Needle
  • 1/1L: Slip 1 and Hold Front > K1 +K1 from Cable Needle
  • 2/2R: Slip 2 and Hold Back > K2 +K2 from Cable Needle
  • 2/2L: Slip 2 and Hold Front > K2 +K2 from Cable Needle
  • 4/4R: Slip 2 and Hold Back > K4 +K4 from Cable Needle
  • 4/4L: Slip 2 and Hold Front > K4 +K4 from Cable Needle

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