|Sample knit with Patons Classic Wool on US Size 9 (the yarn was dyed by me, you won't find this color in the store)|
If you like cables and ribbing, then this stitch is for you. This stitch makes the fabric pull inward so much that the pattern can't be seen well. This stitch is best knit with a natural fiber yarn, such as wool, and then blocked to open up the pattern.
Cast on a multiple of 4 + 2
Rows 1, 3, and 5 (WS): P2 *K2, P2*
Rows 2 and 4: K2 *P2, K2*
Row 6: K1 *Sl next stitch to cable or dpn and hold in front, P1. Skip the next stitch on the left needle, and knit into the second stitch, passing it over the skipped stitch. Knit the stitch on the cable or dpn. Purl the skipped stitch* K1
Rows 7, 9, and 11: K2 *P2, K2*
Rows 8 and 10: P2 *K2, P2*
Row 12: K1, Skip next stitch, Knit second stitch and pass it over the skipped stitch, Purl skipped stitch. Now, repeat from * in Row 6. End this row (last three stitches) : Sl 1 to cable or dpn and hold in front, P1, K1 from cable or dpn, K1
Repeat these twelve rows for the pattern.
Here is the video. Happy Knitting, and Enjoy!