Related to cable stitch: Stem stitch
A stitch in knitting that produces a twisted, ropelike design.
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(Knitting & Sewing)
a. a pattern or series of knitting stitches producing a design like a twisted rope
b. (as modifier): a cable-stitch sweater.
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1. a series of knitting stitches to produce a cable pattern.
2. the pattern so produced.
ca′ble-stitch`, v.i., v.t.
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