Knitting: Cable: Retwisted Taffy

(worked over 8 sts)


Rows 1, 3 and 5 Knit. 
Row 2 and all WS rows Purl. 
Row 7 Sl 4 sts to cn and hold to front, k4, k4 from cn. 
Row 8 Rep row 2. 
Rep rows 1–8.

Note: this is a generic pattern for creating this cable. For a single cable it would be 8 stitches. In the example shown, there is one repeat of the stitch with 12 stitches are on either side, so you'd need to cast on 32 (12 + 8 + 12) stitches and knit 12 stitches before and after the stitches for the pattern.

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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