Stitchfinder: Knitting: Cable: Firefly
(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.
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