Baby Eyelets Cables knitting stitch pattern and video tutorial
Knitting stitch patterns

Baby Eyelets Cables knitting stitch pattern (without cable needle)

In today’s tutorial, you’ll learn how to knit the Baby Eyelet Cables stitch pattern, without using a cable needle.

An adorable stitch, perfect for knitting clothes and accessories for babes and babies, as well as women’s hats, sweaters or tops.

Its eye-catching design is flattering and timeless!

The Baby Eyelet Cables combines columns of knitting and purling, along with little lace cables.

It’s a four-row repeat pattern, easy to knit and quick to memorize (pretty intuitive).

The first row is the most important…it may appear complicated the first time you try, persevere as the second and third times the charm, it just gets easier 😉

The next 3 rows are just like a 3×3 ribbing (knit 3, purl 3, and viceversa).

This swatch is knitted using 100% cotton yarn #ad

Not too fine, not too thick, just the right amount of brightness, a natural feel compared to other mercerized fibers, it comes in a wonderful range of colors, grab some and get knitting.

How to knit the Baby Eyelet Cables stitch pattern, for baby clothes and accessories. So Woolly.

And I used my favorite dpns (double pointed needles / 5 mm or US 8) #ad

I love them because they are bamboo, light and strong, yet short enough to knit with anywhere, and for all you size queens this set has all possible sizes!

These are my needles for knitting swatches, socks, and hats, especially practical if you are not a fan of the circular needles and the “Magic Loop” technique 😉

Without further ado, grab your yarn and needles, and let’s knit together!


CO: Cast on

RS: Right side of the work

WS: Wrong side of the work

st: Stitch

K: Knit

P: Purl

yo: Yarn over (bring the yarn forward)

sl: Slip stitch

RH: Right hand

LH: Left hand

BO: Bind off


The odds row form the right side of the work.

Always slip stitches as if to purl (purl wise).

Baby Eyelets Cables knitting stitch pattern

CO multiples of 6 + 3; i.e.: 6 * 3 = 18 + 3 = 21 st.

1º row (RS): *P3, sl 3 st onto the RH needle, pass the 1º st (from right to left), over the other 2 st, sl those 2 st back onto the LH needle, K1, yo, K1*. Repeat from * to *, to last 3 st, P3. 

2º and 4º rows: *K3, P3*. Repeat from * to *, to last 3 st, K3.

3º row: *P3, K3*. Repeat from * to *, to last 3 st, P3.

These four rows create the pattern. Repeat them until the desired length is reached.

When finished, BO working each stitch as it presents, after a row 1 (WS).

This is the wrong side of the work:

Lace knitting stitch patterns for baby clothing. So Woolly.

Please click here to watch the video tutorial:

Baby Eyelets Cables knitting stitch pattern


Hugs, daffodils, and happy knitting 🙂

Carolina – So Woolly

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