I really like the way this branched cable design looks and flows and especially like the results when it is on an object ~ such as this wine bottle cozy.
The pattern for making this branched cable is worked over 10 stitches with reverse stockinette stitches on either side. Note that I worked the bottle cozy in the round, so the actual pattern is reversed on the even rows as the front is always being worked.
Row 1: P3, CF4, P3
Row 2: K4 P4, K3
Row 3: P2, 3B, C3F, P2
Row 4: K2, P6, K2
Row 5: P1, C3B, K2, C3F, P1
Row 6: K1, P8, K1
Row 7: C3B, K4, C3F
Row 8: P8
** C3B = slip next stitch onto a cable needle and hold at back of work, then knit next 2 stitches from left-hand needle, then kint stitch from cable needle
** CBF = slipe next 2 stitches onto a cabe needle and hold in front of work, knit next titche from left-hand needle, then knit stitches from cable needle.
You can also modify the direction the cables branch by switchin the first cable from front to back in the first row.
I also knit a cute little vase cozy with the same pattern. I guess these are just too much fun to make!
What is your current knitting project?