Stitchfinder: 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.
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