28 sts = 4" over Cable Pattern. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4" square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
3/3 LC (3 over 3 left cross) Sl 3 sts to cable needle and hold in front of work, k3, then k3 from cable needle.
K2, p2 Rib (multiple of 4 sts)
Row 1 (RS): *K2, p2; rep from * across.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K2, p2 Rib.
Cast on 56 sts. Work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures 2-1/2" from beg.
Next Row: Work in k2, p2 Rib to last 2 sts, p2tog – 55 sts at end of row.
Begin Cable Pattern
Row 1 (RS): K1 tbl, p1, k1 tbl, *p2, k6, p2, k1 tbl, p1, k1 tbl; rep from * across.
Row 2 and all WS rows: P1 tbl, k1, p1 tbl, *k2, p6, k2, p1 tbl, k1, p1 tbl; rep from * across.
Row 3: K1 tbl, p1, k1 tbl, *p2, 3/3 LC, p2, k1 tbl, p1, k1 tbl, rep from * across.
Rows 5 and 7: Rep Row 1.
Rep Rows 1-8 until piece measures about 67-1/2" from beg, end with a Row 7.
Row 8: Rep Row 2.
Last Row: P1 tbl, k1, p1 tbl, k2, p6, k2, p1 tbl, k1, *p1 tbl, k2, p6, k2, p1 tbl, k1; rep from * to last st, purl into the front and back of the last st – 56 sts at end of row.
Work in K2, p2 Rib for 2-1/2". Bind off.
Weave in ends.
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
p3tog = purl 3 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop
WS = wrong side