(worked over 12 sts)
Rows 1, 3, 7 and 9 Knit.
Row 2 and all WS rows Purl.
Row 5 Sl 3 sts to cn and hold to back, k3, k3 from cn., 6-st LC Sl 3 sts to cn and hold to front, k3, k3 from cn.
Row 10 Rep row 2.
Rep rows 1–10.
Note: this is a generic pattern for creating this cable. For a single cable it would be 12 stitches. In the example shown, there is one repeat of the stitch with 12 stitches are on either side, so you'd need to cast on 36 (12 + 12 + 12) stitches and knit 12 stitches before and after the 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