Crazy Hands Knitting

Liana Knit Stitch Pattern

Cable knitting is awesome, it has so much variety and each one is beautiful and unique. Liana cable stitch is one of my recent favourites, its long cables together with breaking horizontal lines making this stitch a perfect candidate for a Liana cable hat (spoiler alert :D). Let’s learn the basics of this stitch before jumping into the complexities of hat knitting.

Knitting materials and tools:

<> DPN 4 mm (US6 / UK8)

<> Marks & Kattens Dream: 50 grams -100 m per skein.

Common abbreviations of knit stitches:

k – knit

p – purl

st(s) – stitch(es)

sel s – selvage stitch: always slip the first stitch purlwise, work to the last stitch, purl the last stitch

Cable 3 Back (C3B): Slip 3 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in back of work, p1, k1, p1 from the left-hand needle, p1, k1, p1 from the extra needle.

Cable 3 Front (C3F): Slip 3 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in front of work, p1, k1, p1 from the left-hand needle, p1, k1, p1 from the extra needle.

Liana stitch instructions:

Cast on a multiple of 6 sts plus 2 selvage stitches. I cast on 32 sts for my example.

Row 1 (RS): sel s, *p1, k1, p2, k1, p1– repeat from *, sel s.

Row 2: sel s, *k1, p1, k2, p1, k1– repeat from *, sel s.

Row 3 (RS): repeat Row 1.

Row 4: repeat Row 2.

Row 5 (RS): repeat Row 1.

Row 6: repeat Row 2.

Row 7 (RS): sel s, *C3B – repeat from *, sel s.

Row 8: sel s, *k1, p1, k2, p1, k1 – repeat from *, sel s.

Row 9 (RS): sel s, *p1, k1, p2, k1, p1– repeat from *, sel s.

Row 10: repeat Row 8.

Row 11 (RS): repeat Row 9.

Row 12: repeat Row 8.

Row 13 (RS): repeat Row 9.

Row 14: repeat Row 8.

Row 15 (RS): sel s, p1, k1, p1 *C3F – repeat from *, p1, k1, p1, sel s.

Row 16: sel s, * k1, p1, k2, p1, k1– repeat from *, sel s.

Repeat Rows 1-16 as many times as needed.

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