|Sample knit with Patons Classic Wool Roving Yarn, US Size 8 addi Turbo Needles|
This beautiful cable is quick and simple to knit. In my sample, I did a 10 stitch cable, and added 8 extra stitches - two garter stitches for a border on each side, and two more along each side of the cable for a reverse stocking stitch background. While you certainly are not required to use reverse stockinette as a background for your cable, it really does help the cable pop out. You can do seed stitch as a background, for instance. And, depending on how you use the panel, may or may not need to add a border.
In the video, I live dangerously and cable without a cable needle. If you are new to cables, you may not want to do it this way - it is perfectly fine to use a cable needle. If you have knit cables before, and feel comfortable without the cable needle, try it. I think this is a perfect cable to do without the extra fuss of a cable needle.
Abbreviations in this pattern:
C4F = Slip next two stitches to cable needle, hold in front. Knit two stitches from left needle, then knit the two stitches from the cable needle (cable 4 front)
C4B = Slip the next two stitches to cable needle, hold in back. Knit two stitches from the left needle, then knit the two stitches from the cable needle (cable 4 back)
Cable is worked on a multiple of 4 + 6
Row 1 (RS): K2 *C4F*
Row 2 and 4: Purl
Row 3: *C4B*, end K2
Repeat these four rows until the cable is as long as you like.
Here is the video. Happy Knitting, and Enjoy!