How do you knit a double cable?

What is it called when you knit one row and purl the next?

Stockinette (or stocking stitch) is a basic stitch that most knitting patterns don’t explain because they assume it’s already in the crafter’s repertoire. … However, knitting one row, purling the next, and then repeating this process consecutively creates the most classic pattern of all, known as stockinette stitch.

How many rows are in between cables?

Standard cables have the same number of plain rows between turning rows as there are stitches in the cable. If the cable is 6 stitches wide, for example, you work the turning row every 6 rows.

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