Porthole cable

To make a neater opening in the cable, try the increase in row 7 as "kbf" (knit the first st in the back loop, then finish in front). This also looks better on WS. In Row 3 substitute 2/2 RC if preferred.

Shown with a cast-on count of 14 stitches.   Getting chart...

  • Row 1 (RS): K1, p1, k1, p2, k4, p2, k1, p1, k1.
  • Rows 2, 4, and 8: P1, k1, p1, k2, p4, k2, p1, k1, p1.
  • Row 3: K1, p1, k1, p2, 2/2 LC, p2, k1, p1, k1.
  • Row 5: K1, p1, k1, p2, k2tog, yo, ssk, p2, k1, p1, k1 (13 sts).
  • Row 6: P1, k1, p1, k2, p3, k2, p1, k1, p1.
  • Row 7: K1, p1, k1, p2, k1, kfb, k1, p2, k1, p1, k1 (14 sts).