[key-buh l-stich]


a series of stitches used in knitting to produce a cable effect.
the pattern produced by a cable-stitch.

verb (used without object)

to produce such a stitch or pattern.

Origin of cable-stitch

First recorded in 1885–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for cable stitch

cable stitch


  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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