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cable-stitch

[key-buh l-stich]
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noun
  1. a series of stitches used in knitting to produce a cable effect.
  2. the pattern produced by a cable-stitch.
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verb (used without object)
  1. to produce such a stitch or pattern.
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Origin of cable-stitch

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for cable stitch

cable stitch

noun
    1. a pattern or series of knitting stitches producing a design like a twisted rope
    2. (as modifier)a cable-stitch sweater
    Sometimes shortened to: cable
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