You know how some bloggers just pop off free patterns here, there and straight down the middle? Well, grab the edge of your seat because it's about to happen here. It's an amazingly cool super easy faux cable, done without a cable needle.
What you're getting here is the Baby Cable stitch pattern, which is worked over a multipule of 8 stitches. You will be plugging this into your favorite basic knitting pattern for whatever - hat, socks, scarf, dishcloth...
Baby Cable pattern:
Round 1: Baby Cable 3 times, purl 2
Round 2: K 6, p 2
Round 3: K 2, Baby Cable, K 2, p 2
Round 4: K 6, p 2
To work the Baby Cable Stitch: Knit 2 Together, but do not remove from left hand needle. Insert the right needle between the 2 stitches and knit the first stitch again. Slip both stitches from the needle.
And there you are. It's that easy.