Stitchfinder: Knitting: Cable: Diamonds and Pearls
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(worked over 11 sts)
MB K into front, back and front of next st, turn, k3, turn, p3, turn, k3, turn, SK2P.
2-st RC Sl 1 st to cn and hold to back, k1, k1 from cn.
2-st LC Sl 1 st to cn and hold to front, k1, k1 from cn.
2-st RPC Sl 1 st to cn and hold to back, k1, p1 from cn.
2-st LPC Sl 1 st to cn and hold to front, p1, k1 from cn.
3-st RC Sl next 2 sts to cn and hold to back, k1, k2 from cn.
Row 1 (RS) P4, 3-st RC, p4.
Row 2 K4, p3, k4.
Row 3 P3, 2-st RC, k1, 2-st LC, p3.
Rows 4 and 18 K3, p5, k3.
Row 5 P2, 2-st RC, k1, MB, k1, 2-st LC, p2.
Rows 6 and 16 K2, p7, k2.
Row 7 P1, 2-st RC, k5, 2-st LC, p1.
Rows 8 and 14 K1, p9, k1.
Row 9 2-st RC, k7, 2-st LC.
Rows 10 and 12 P11.
Row 11 K3, MB, k3, MB, k3.
Row 13 2-st LPC, k7, 2-st RPC.
Row 14 K1, p9, k1.
Row 15 P1, 2-st LPC, k5, 2-st RPC, p1.
Row 17 P2, 2-st LPC, k1, MB, k1, 2-st RPC, p2.
Row 19 P3, 2-st LPC, k1, 2-st RPC, p3.
Row 20 Rep row 2.
Rep rows 1–20
Note: this is a generic pattern for creating this cable. For a single cable it would be 11 stitches. In the example shown, there is one repeat of the stitch with 12 stitches are on either side, so you'd need to cast on 35 (12 + 11 + 12) stitches and knit 12 stitches before and after the pattern.
Stitch directions reproduced with permission, from Vogue Knitting Stitchionary: Volume Two, Sixth & Spring Books, 2005