Faux Cable Bracelet & Necklace

This impressive but simple-to-knit design works well as a necklace, bracelet, headband, or even a belt. It could also be used as a handle on a bag.

Faux Cable Necklace

Or… you can use the bracelet to hold your cable needle!

cable holder

Skills Used

cast on, knit, purl, decrease, yarn over, cast off

Materials

Gauge

Roughly 20 sts over 4 inches. Tension is not critical for this design.

Size

6 inch bracelet and 22 (23) inch necklace

Pattern

Abbreviations

k: knit
k2tog: a right leaning decrease
RS: right side
st(s): stitch(es)
WS: wrong side
yo: yarn over; an increase. To work, bring yarn forward (between needles), then over the needle, towards the back, to be ready to knit next stitch.

Pattern Instructions

Strip A

Cast on 9 sts.

Row 1 (WS): Purl across.

Row 2 (RS): Knit across.

Row 3: Purl across.

Row 4: K4, yo, k2tog, k3.

Row 5: Purl across.

Row 6: Knit across.

Row 7: Purl across.

Row 8: Knit across.

Repeat these 8 rows 5 (15, 17) times more.

(5 times for bracelet; 15 or 17 times for 2 sizes of necklace.)

There will be 6 (16, 18) yarn over eyelets.

Cast off.

Strip B

Cast on 9 sts.

Row 1 (WS): Purl across.

Row 2 (RS): Knit across.

Row 3: Purl across.

Row 4: Knit across.

Row 5: Purl across.

Row 6: Knit across.

Row 7: Purl across.

Row 8: K4, yo, k2tog, k3.

Repeat these 8 rows 4 (14, 16) times more.

Then work Rows 1 to 7 once more.

There will be 5 (15, 17) yarn over eyelets.

Cast off.

To assemble the strips

Lay Strip A on table. (The eyelets on this strip are closer to the ends than on Strip B.)

Pull most of Strip B up through first eyelet (all eyelets on Strip B will be pulled through the lowest eyelet on Strip A).

Now pull Strip A up through first eyelet on Strip B.

Continue to pull the (current) bottom strip up through the (current) top strip until all eyelets have been used.

Finishing

Use mattress stitch to seem the top two ends together.

Whip stitch the lower (inside) ends together.

To help this straight seam visually imitate the rest of the necklace, thread matching yarn tail and come up through what should be the top centre of the Vee shape. Take one vertical stitch toward the point of the Vee and pull gently on the yarn to shape the segment.

Weave in ends. Attach button, if desired.

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