Knitting: Cable: Ice Storm

(multiple of 6 sts plus 2)

Stitch Explanation:

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


Rows 1 and 3 (RS) Knit. 
Row 2
Row 4 *K2, p4; rep from *, end k2. 
Row 5 P2, *4-st RC, p2; rep from * to end. 
Row 6 Purl. 
Rep rows 1–6.

Note: this is a generic pattern for creating this cable. For a single cable it would be 8 stitches. In the example shown, there are 5 repeats of the stitch, so you'd need to cast on 32 (6 x 5 +2) stitches and do 5 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