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Cable and Seed

(multiple of 16 sts plus 8)

Stitch Explanation: 6-st RC Sl 3 sts to cn and hold to back, k3, k3 from cn.

Pattern: Rows 1, 5 and 7 (RS) [K1, p1] 4 times, *p1, k6, p1, [p1, k1] 4 times; rep from * to end. 
Rows 2, 4 and 6 *[K1, p1] 4 times, k1, p6, k1; rep from *, end [p1, k1] 4 times. 
Row 3 [K1, p1] 4 times, *p1, 6-st RC, p1, [p1, k1] 4 times; rep from * to end. 
Row 8 Rep row 2. 
Rep rows 1–8.

Note: this is a generic pattern for creating this cable. For a single cable it would be 16 stitches. In the example shown, there are 2 repeats of the stitch, so you'd need to cast on 40 (16 x 2 + 8) stitches and do 2 repeats to get a swatch that appears the same.

 

cable And Seed cable pattern

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