Step 1: Mock Cable Square


Welcome to my  KAL (Knit-along) Patchwork Cushion project.

For this pattern I have incorporated 3 three different stitch designs, Mock Cable, Trellis & Honeycomb.

  • Over the next 3 weeks, I will be adding each pattern to my website along with mini videos showing you how to make each square.
  • With a total of nine squares to knit,  I will explain how to lay them out ready to be sewn together to make the front of your cushion cover.
  • Finally, I will explain how to block your finished knitted piece and sew your backing fabric to complete your cushion.


Week 1 ~ Mock Cable Square

What you need:

  • Aran weight yarn, e.g Drops Big Merino
  • Size 5mm knitting needles
  • Darning needle


k                     knit

p                     purl

sl                    slip

wyib               with yarn in back

psso               pass sl st over

sts                  stitches

yrn                 yarn round needle

RS                  right side

WS                  wrong side

What to do:

Make 4 squares (size approx. 12.5cms x 12.5cms each square)

N.B with this pattern the odd numbered rows are right-side facing (RS). The right side (RS) facing is always having the “tail” on the left-hand side of your work.

Border ~ 

Cast on 23 sts

Rows 1-4: Knit (garter st)

Mock Cable pattern ~

Row 5 (RS): K3, *p2, k3; repeat from * twice more, p2, k3.

Row 6 (WS): K3, *k2, p3; repeat from * twice more, k5.

Row 7 (RS): K3, *p2, wyib sl 1, k2, psso; repeat from * twice more, p2, k3.

Row 8 (WS): K3, *k2, p1, yrn, p1; repeat from * twice more, k5

Repeat from Rows 5 – 8 five more times.

Border ~

Row 29 (RS) Knit

Rows 30-33: Knit (garter st)

Row 34 (WS): Cast off.