(multiple of 16 sts plus 8)
Stitch Explanation: 6-st RC Sl 3 sts to cn and hold to back, k3, k3 from cn.
Pattern: Rows 1, 5 and 7 (RS) [K1, p1] 4 times, *p1, k6, p1, [p1, k1] 4 times; rep from * to end.
Rows 2, 4 and 6 *[K1, p1] 4 times, k1, p6, k1; rep from *, end [p1, k1] 4 times.
Row 3 [K1, p1] 4 times, *p1, 6-st RC, p1, [p1, k1] 4 times; rep from * to end.
Row 8 Rep row 2.
Rep rows 1–8.
Note: this is a generic pattern for creating this cable. For a single cable it would be 16 stitches. In the example shown, there are 2 repeats of the stitch, so you'd need to cast on 40 (16 x 2 + 8) stitches and do 2 repeats to get a swatch that appears the same.
Stitch directions reproduced with permission, from Vogue Knitting Stitchionary: Volume Two, Sixth & Spring Books, 2005