Watch how to knit the eyelet mock cable (video & written pattern)

With its twisted appearance, this stitch pattern looks like cables, but, as the name suggests, it's not actually a cable at all. The secret lies in the decreases.
If you’ve never done a double stitch decrease via the psso (pass slipped stitch over) technique, this is a great stitch pattern to practice because the result of the decrease is seen so clearly in your knitting, especially because it’s paired here with a yarn over. As with many true cable patterns, the E eyelet mock cable is knit on a reverse stockinette background to make the pattern really pop.
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Watch the eyelet mock cable how-to in the video tutorial below by The Weekly Stitch:
Materials
Yarn in any weight
Knitting needles in the size indicated on your yarn label
Pro Tip: Using a nice 4-ply 100% wool yarn will really make your mock cables stand out.
Pro Tip: Don’t forget to block your knitting to fully open up your eyelets.
Abbreviations
k - knit
p - purl
sl - slip the stitch from the left-hand needle to the right-hand needle without knitting it
psso - pass slipped stitch over
yo - yarn over
Pattern
The eyelet mock cable is worked over a multiple of 5 stitches, plus 2, in a 4-row repeat. Because of the increases and decreases happen on separate rows, your stitch count will change from row to row. Begin Row 1 below on the right side of your knitting.
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Row 1: p2, *sl 1, k2, psso the 2 k stitches, p2; repeat from * to end of row
Row 2: k2, *p1, yo, p1, k2; repeat from * to end of row
Row 3: p2, *k3, p2; repeat from * to end of row
Row 4: k2, *p3, k2; repeat from * to end of row
Repeat Rows 1-4 until piece measures desired length.

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