Strawberry Fields Forever

For some reason I’ve had this song stuck in my head for days, I don’t even like the Beatles, I prefer the Rolling Stones. And I didn’t have any strawberry coloured yarn, so I used straw-coloured instead, so I guess that makes it Straw Berry Cable!

Straw Berry Cable

Straw Berry Cable

Abbreviations
k – knit
p – purl
st/sts – stitch/stitches
yo – yarn over
cn – cable needle
sl – slip
ktbl – knit through back loop
ptbl – purl through back loop
C4B – slip 2 sts to cable needle, hold at back, knit 2 sts from left needle, knit the 2 sts on cable needle
C4F – slip 2 sts to cable needle, hold at front, knit 2 sts from left needle, knit the 2 sts on cable needle
MB1 – make bobble – (k1, yo, k1, yo, k1) in next st, turn, k5, turn, p5, turn, skpo, k1, k2tog, turn, p3tog

Cast on multiples of 16sts + 10sts

Row 1: P3, C4B *p4, c4B* to last 3 sts, p3.

Row 2: K3, p4 *k4, p4* to last 3 sts k3.

Row 3: P1, C4B, C4F *(p2, ktbl) twice, p2, C4B, C4F* to last st, p1.

Row 4: K1, p8 *(k2, ptbl) twice, k2, p8* to last st, k1.

Row 5: P1, k4, MB1, k3 *(p2, ktbl) twice, p2, k4, MB1, k3* to last st, p1.

Row 6: As Row 4.

Row 7: P1, C4F, C4B *(p2, ktbl) twice, p2, C4F, C4B* to last st, p1.

Row 8: As Row 4.

Row 9: As Row 1.

Row 10: As Row 2.

Row 11: P3, (ktbl, p2) twice *C4B, C4F, p2, (ktbl, p2) twice* to last st, p1.

Row 12: K3, (ptbl, k2) twice *p8, (k2, ptbl) twice, k2* to last st, k1.

Row 13: P3, (ktbl, p2) twice *k4, MB1, k3, p2, (ktbl, p2) twice* to last st, p1.

Row 14: As Row 12.

Row 15: P3, (ktbl, p2) twice *C4F, C4B, p2, (ktbl, p2) twice* to last st, p1.

Row 16: As Row 12.

These 16 rows form the pattern.

© Shana Rae 2016

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. PaperPuff says:

    Nice! Looks a bit Tudor too maybe?

    1. Shana says:

      Tenpole Tudor?!! Or like a Tudor rose mebbe? 😀

      1. PaperPuff says:

        I was thinking rose, but if you see the band….

        1. Shana says:

          I wish I hadn’t mentioned the band, got that damn song stuck in my head now!!

          1. PaperPuff says:

            Yeah, me too. Thanks for that….

            1. Shana says:

              You’re welcome, have a nice day!! XD

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