Knitting: Cable: Hugs and Kisses

(multiple of 20 sts)

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

Pattern: Rows 1, 5, 9 and 13 *P1, k8, p1; rep from * to end. 
Row 2 and all WS rows 
*K1, p8, k1; rep from * to end. 
Rows 3 and 7 *P1, 4-st RC, 4-st LC, p2, 4-st LC, 4-st RC, p1; rep from * to end. 
Rows 11 and 15 *P1, 4-st LC, 4-st RC, p2, 4-st RC, 4-st LC, p1; rep from * to end. 
Row 16 Rep row 2. 
Rep rows 1–16.

Note: this is a generic pattern for creating this cable. For a single cable it would be 20 stitches. In the example shown, there are 2 repeats of the stitch, so you'd need to cast on 40 (20 x 2) stitches and do 2 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