I usually don't do cable stitches, because they tend to be more involved than other stitch patterns. However, this particular stitch pattern was requested by someone who saw it in my blanket in the "Oops" video. So, here it is!
Work on a multiple of 12 stitches + 6 (You will need to have extra stitches on each edge to neaten them up keep the fabric in shape. (Cables tend to pull fabric inward - you can see this in the sample in the video.)
- To Cable Front: Slip next 3 stitches to cable needle, and hold in front of the work. Knit 3 from left needle, then knit the 3 from cable needle.
- To Cable Back, slip next 3 stitches to cable needle, and hold in back of the work. Knit 3 from left needle, then knit the 3 from cable needle.
Row 1: Knit all stitches
Row 2 and every alternate Row: Purl all stitches
Row 3: *Cable 6 front, K6*. Repeat from * to last 6 stitches, Cable 6 front
Row 5: Knit all stitches
Row 7: *K6, Cable 6 back*. Repeat from * to last 6 stitches, K6
*Don't forget Row 8 - a purl row
Repeat these 8 Rows for pattern.
Here is a video - I only show Row 3 and Row 7 where the cables are worked, to save time. Happy Knitting!