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Knit Drunken Cables Stitch Pattern + Tutorial

Hi friends! I decided to provide a video tutorial on the Knit Drinken Cable Stitch that I used in the Drunken Tote Bag Pattern.

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The Drunken Cables are knitted with 10 stitches. The stitch pattern is in multiples of 20. When working the cables, you slip 5 stitches onto a cable needle and because of this, it can get a little tight so I recommend that you keep that in mind and work your stitches loosely or go up a needle size.

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Materials used


Bulky Weight Yarn


US11 /8mm


co - Cast on

st(s) - Stitch(es)

k - Knit

p - Purl

cn - Cable Needle

rep - Repeat

special stitches

c10f: Cable 10 front slip 5 sts onto cn & place it in the FRONT of your work, k5, k5 from cn.

c10b: Cable 10 back slip 5 sts onto cn & place it in the BACK of your work, k5, k5 from cn.

Notes: This cable stitch is worked over 10 stitches in multiples of 20 stitches + 2 (1 on each side). Cable stitches are worked on the right side of the work. You can start on row 2 (even though i started on row 4) Knit loosely so that the cables aren't too tight.

Video tutorial available in Left-Handed here.


Co in multiples of 20 + 2. I casted on 42 sts for my swatch.

Row 1 (& all wrong side rows): p all sts.

Row 2: k all sts.

Row 4: k all sts

Row 6: k1, [k10, c10f]. Rep from * until last st, k1.

Row 8: k1, [c10b, k10]. Rep from * until last st, k1.

Rows 9-15: k in stockinette for 7 rows (k on right side, p on

wrong side).

Rep rows 6-15 until the desired size.



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