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(multiple of 10 sts plus 1)

Stitch Explanation: 4-st RC Sl 2 sts to cn and hold to back, k2, k2 from cn.

Rows 1, 5, 7, 9, 13, 17, 19 and 21 (RS) *P1, k4; rep from *, end p1. 
Row 2 and all WS rows K1, *p4, k1; rep from * to end. 
Rows 3 and 23 *P1, 4-st RC, p1, k4; rep from *, end p1. 
Rows 11 and 15 *P1, k4, p1, 4-st RC; rep from *, end p1. 
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 10 stitches. In the example shown, there are 3 repeats of the stitch, so you'd need to cast on 31 (10 x 3 +1) stitches and do 3 repeats to get a swatch that appears the same.


firefly 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