With this pattern you can easily decorate your ribbing with tiny cables. Use it as an accent or as an all-over pattern for a hat, scarf or sweater.
MATERIALS USED TO MAKE THE SWATCH
Needles – 4 mm (US6)
Cast on a multiple of 8 stitches. Add 2 selvage stitches if you want to make a nice-looking edge.
Row 1 (right side): *knit 1 st, purl 2 sts, knit 2 sts, purl 2 sts, knit 1 st*, repeat from * to * as necessary.
Row 2 and every wrong side row: work sts as they present themselves.
Row 3 (right side): *knit 1 st, purl 2 sts, slip 1 st to a cable needle and hold it to the back of the work, knit 1 st, return the slipped stitch to the left needle and knit it, purl 2 sts, knit 1 st*, repeat from * to * as necessary.
Repeat rows 1-4 as necessary for completing your project.
All abbreviations are explained in the Key to Chart.
You can also work according to the chart below. Pattern repeat is marked by red frame.
Note: the chart depicts stitches in right side rows from right to left (that is, your first stitch in right side row will be the first stitch on the right of the chart), and stitches in wrong side rows from left to right (that is, your first stitch in wrong side row will be the first stitch on the left of the chart). To make this concept easier, the number of each row is shown at the beginning of the row (number 1 is on the right side of the chart and number 2 is on the left side).