Simple Stitch Cable .
A straightforward cable twist on a central panel of 10 sts is worked as follows:
Rows 1 and 3: K2, p6, k2.
Row 2: P2, k6, p2.
Row 4: P2, sl next 3 sts on cn and hold at back (or front), k3, then k3 from cn, p2.
Rows 5 and 7: As rows 1 and 3.
Rows 6 and 8: As row 2.
Repeat rows 1-8.
I use this stitch in my hand knit work, the pattern is here Pattern instruction knitted head band with flowers leaf pink salmon.