Doodle worked as a cable pattern

This is yet another variant of the doodle pattern I designed several weeks ago. This time I used it as the basis for a cable design, though I left out the two little dots in the middle of the diamonds. They didn’t make sense in this context.

Unfortunately, while I would have had time to knit a swatch, I didn’t have the ability. I cut my thumb while getting ready for a winter storm! It’s getting better, but I’m not up to knitting yet. I’ve checked the design over carefully by eye and also double-checked it with Stitch Maps.

At a guess, I’m not sure I’d find this particularly interesting on its own. I suspect I’d want to incorporate lace motifs or other stitch patterns into the centers of the diamonds.

Doodle cable: a free cable knitting chart, by Naomi Parkhurst
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Notes:

  • This is a stitch pattern such as might be found in a stitch dictionary. This is not a pattern for a finished object. You will need to add selvedges or some other form of knitted stitches to either side.
  • I’ve written it to be knit in rounds because it has cables on every row. Plainer rows could be inserted on alternate rows for flat knitting. If you do this, make sure to pay attention to the knits and purls.
  • Doodle cable is a multiple of 16+18 stitches and 24+1 rows. Designers, please feel free to use it in your patterns. I’d like credit but won’t be offended if people don’t give it.
  • I’ve made a stitch map for it.
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Abbreviations:

  • 1/1 LPC: Slip next stitch to cable needle and place at front of work, purl 1, then knit 1 from cable needle.
  • 1/1 RC: Slip next stitch to cable needle and place at back of work, knit 1, then knit 1 from cable needle.
  • 1/1 RPC: Slip next stitch to cable needle and place at back of work, knit 1, then purl 1 from cable needle.
  • 1/3 LPC: Slip next stitch to cable needle and place at front of work, purl 3, then knit 1 from cable needle.
  • 1/3 RPC: Slip next 3 stitches to cable needle and place at back of work, knit 1, then purl 3 from cable needle.
  • k: knit.
  • p: purl.

Round 1: 1/1 RC, p6, *(1/1 RC, p6) x 2; rep from *, 1/1 RC, p6, 1/1 RC.
Round 2: p7, 1/1 RPC, *1/1 LPC, p12, 1/1 RPC; rep from *, 1/1 LPC, p7.
Round 3: p4, 1/3 RPC, p1, *p1, 1/3 LPC, p6, 1/3 RPC, p1; rep from *, p1, 1/3 LPC, p4.
Round 4: p3, 1/1 RPC, p4, *p4, 1/1 LPC, p4, 1/1 RPC, p4; rep from *, p4, 1/1 LPC, p3.
Round 5: p2, 1/1 RPC, p5, *p5, 1/1 LPC, p2, 1/1 RPC, p5; rep from *, p5, 1/1 LPC, p2.
Round 6: p1, 1/1 RPC, p6, *p6, 1/1 LPC, 1/1 RPC, p6; rep from *, p6, 1/1 LPC, p1.
Round 7: 1/1 RC, p7, *p7, 1/1 RC, p7; rep from *, p7, 1/1 RC.
Round 8: p1, 1/1 LPC, p6, *p6, 1/1 RPC, 1/1 LPC, p6; rep from *, p6, 1/1 RPC, p1.
Round 9: p2, 1/1 LPC, p5, *p5, 1/1 RPC, p2, 1/1 LPC, p5; rep from *, p5, 1/1 RPC, p2.
Round 10: p3, 1/1 LPC, p4, *p4, 1/1 RPC, p4, 1/1 LPC, p4; rep from *, p4, 1/1 RPC, p3.
Round 11: p4, 1/3 LPC, p1, *p1, 1/3 RPC, p6, 1/3 LPC, p1; rep from *, p1, 1/3 RPC, p4.
Round 12: p7, 1/1 LPC, *1/1 RPC, p12, 1/1 LPC; rep from *, 1/1 RPC, p7.
Round 13: 1/1 RC, p6, *(1/1 RC, p6) x 2; rep from *, 1/1 RC, p6, 1/1 RC.
Round 14: k1, 1/1 LPC, p6, *p6, 1/1 RPC, 1/1 LPC, p6; rep from *, p6, 1/1 RPC, k1.
Round 15: k1, p1, 1/3 LPC, p3, *p3, 1/3 RPC, p2, 1/3 LPC, p3; rep from *, p3, 1/3 RPC, p1, k1.
Round 16: k1, p4, 1/1 LPC, p2, *p2, 1/1 RPC, p8, 1/1 LPC, p2; rep from *, p2, 1/1 RPC, p4, k1.
Round 17: k1, p5, 1/1 LPC, p1, *p1, 1/1 RPC, p10, 1/1 LPC, p1; rep from *, p1, 1/1 RPC, p5, k1.
Round 18: k1, p6, 1/1 LPC, *1/1 RPC, p12, 1/1 LPC; rep from *, 1/1 RPC, p6, k1.
Round 19: k1, p7, *1/1 RC, p14; rep from *, 1/1 RC, p7, k1.
Round 20: k1, p6, 1/1 RPC, *1/1 LPC, p12, 1/1 RPC; rep from *, 1/1 LPC, p6, k1.
Round 21: k1, p5, 1/1 RPC, p1, *p1, 1/1 LPC, p10, 1/1 RPC, p1; rep from *, p1, 1/1 LPC, p5, k1.
Round 22: k1, p4, 1/1 RPC, p2, *p2, 1/1 LPC, p8, 1/1 RPC, p2; rep from *, p2, 1/1 LPC, p4, k1.
Round 23: k1, p1, 1/3 RPC, p3, *p3, 1/3 LPC, p2, 1/3 RPC, p3; rep from *, p3, 1/3 LPC, p1, k1.
Round 24: k1, 1/1 RPC, p6, *p6, 1/1 LPC, 1/1 RPC, p6; rep from *, p6, 1/1 LPC, k1.
Repeat rounds 1-24.
Round 25: 1/1 RC, p6, *(1/1 RC, p6) x 2; rep from *, 1/1 RC, p6, 1/1 RC.


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