Left to Right: Left Wave Chain, Right Cross Chain, Left Cross Chain, Right Wave Chain
Yarn: Cascade 220
Wraps Per Inch: 14 wpi
Needles: Size 7 US (4.5 mm)
Gauge: 5.25 sts. per inch in stockinette
Pattern: 9 stitch cable crossed every 8th row
Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 9 stitches
Book: A Fourth Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Difficult Techniques: Requires 2 cable needles.
This is a favorite cable of mine because of its 3-dimensionality. It really looks like a chain! All of the fumbling with 2 cable needles is worth it. I can never quite memorize this one, but muddle though, since it’s so beautiful.
For the swatch, I began on row 1 as instructed in the pattern and finished on row 4. I showed the garter edges of the swatched cable, unlike the book, so you could see what the ends of the cables look like and decide for yourself where to start, if you use this pattern.
There is quite a bit of horizontal pull from this cable. I increased 1 for every 5 stitches in the last row of the garter edging, and the swatch still resists being square, despite blocking. Increasing 1 for every 4 might be more like it.
This is a sweater I knit using the cable: