Crazy Hands

Nautical Knit Stitch Pattern

nautical knit stitch pattern

nautical knit stitch pattern

Let’s dive into learning how to knit a nautical stitch that reminds the look of knit cables or a manila rope, depends how you look at it :). It’s a beginner-friendly stitch to be used for hats and scarfs, or tote bags, or pretty much anything else you have in mind. Just make yourself comfortable with a salvage stitch and you’re ready to go.

Knitting materials and tools:

<> DPN 4 mm (US6 / UK8)

<> Jaeger, Spiral-spun (DK): 100% pure new wool.

nautical knit stitch that resembles cables

Common abbreviations of knit stitches:

k – knit

st(s) – stitch(es)

k2tog – knit two together

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

k2togk1 – k2tog, do not slip stitches off the needle, knit the first stitch again, slip both stitches off needle.

nautical knit stitch - making cables without extra needle

Nautical stitch knitting pattern:

Cast on a multiple of 3 sts plus 2 selvage stitches. I cast on 29 sts for my example.

Row 1 (RS): sel s, [k1, k2togk1] repeat till the end of row, sel s.

Row 2: sel s, purl all sts till the end, sel s.

Row 3 (RS): sel s, [k2togk1, k1] repeat till the end of row, sel s.

Row 4: sel s, purl all sts till the end, sel s.

Repeat Rows 1-4 as many times as needed.

Related posts
Flat Knit Beret Pattern
CH Knitting
Cable Knit Baby Hat with Ear Flaps Pattern
CH Knitting
Pangolin Scales Knit Stitch Pattern
CH Knitting
Janet Hemmings 25th March 2021 at 13:58

Lovely stitches. Great patterns. Look forward to trying these asap. Thank you.

Knitting Guru 28th March 2021 at 21:59

You are mostly welcome Janet


Leave a Comment