If you would like to add cables to your work, but aren't ready to tackle something complicated, then this stitch is for you. It is a simple, two stitch cable, that you don't even need a cable needle for. Work the cable(s) on a reverse stockinette background to make them stand out.
When you get to the place where you want the cable, all you have to do is:
Knit through the back loop of the second stitch on the left needle, but do not drop it off the needle. Next, knit through the front loop of the first stitch on the left needle. That's it.
Continue working until you reach the next point where you would like to have a cable, and repeat: Knit through the back loop of the second stitch on the left needle, then through the front loop of the first stitch, and drop both from the left needle.
Now, when you have finished the row and have turned your work, and come to those two cable stitches on the wrong side of your fabric, all you have to do is purl those two stitches. Simple!
Want to see just how simple this stitch is? Below is a video to do just that!