(multiple of 22 sts plus 3)
Stitch Explanation: 4-st RC Sl 2 sts to cn and hold to back, k2, k2 from cn.
Pattern: Rows 1, 5, 9, 13, 17 and 21 (RS) P3, *K8, p3, k8, p3; rep from * to end.
Row 2 and all WS rows *K3, p8, k3, p8; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.
Rows 3, 7 and 11 P3, *[4-st RC] twice, p3, k8, p3; rep from * to end.
Rows 15, 19 and 23 P3, *K8, p3, [4-st RC] twice, p3; rep from * to end.
Row 24 Rep row 2. Rep rows 1–24.
Note: this is a generic pattern for creating this cable. For a single cable it would be 22 stitches. In the example shown, there are 2 repeats of the stitch, so you'd need to cast on 47 (22 x 2 + 3) stitches and do 2 repeats to get a swatch that appears the same.
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES Click for explanation and illustration
|cn = cable needle||sl = slip|
|k = knit||rep = repeat(s)(ing)|
|k2tog = knit 2 together||RS = right side|
|p = purl||WS = wrong side|
|st(s) = stitch(es)|
Stitch directions reproduced with permission, from Vogue Knitting Stitchionary: Volume Two, Sixth & Spring Books, 2005