Stitchfinder: 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.
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