Knitting materials and tools:
<> DPN 4 mm (UK 8 or US 6)
<> For this example, I was using a Medium worsted weight yarn #4
Common abbreviations of knit stitches:
k – knit
p – purl
st(s) – stitch(es)
yo – yarn over
sel s – selvage stitch: always slip the first stitch purlwise, work to the last stitch, purl the last stitch.
Twisted cable knit stitch instructions:
Cast on a multiple of 6 sts plus 2 extra stitches plus 2 selvage stitches.
Row 1(WS): sel s, *k2, [p1, yo] – 4 times – repeat from *, k2, sel s.
Row 2(RS): sel s, *p2, [drop of the needle yo st, slip next st to the right-hand needle without knitting] – repeat 4 times, after you slip all 4 stitches, pass the first two sts (from right to left), over the other 2 sts, slip those 2 sts back onto the left-hand needle, k4 – repeat from *, p2, sel s.
Row 3(WS): sel s, *k2, p4 – repeat from *, k2, sel s.
Row 4(RS): sel s, *p2, k4 – repeat from *, p2, sel s.
Repeat Rows 1-4 to form pattern.