Knitting: Cable: Gingerbread

(multiple of 10 sts plus 1)

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


Rows 1 and 5 (RS) *P1, k4; rep from *, end p1. 
Rows 2 and 4 K1, *p1, k2, p1, k1, p4, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 3 *P1, 4-st LC, p1, k4; rep from *, end p1. 
Row 6 Rep row 2. 
Rep rows 1–6.

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.

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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