Most cables a 2, 4 or 6 stitches.
Use 2 transfer tools with the same number of prongs that equal the
number of stitches in the cable. Example: stitch cable you
should use 2 3-prong tools.
There are many variations of the
cable. This is just the "basics". There are many, many different cable
to knit. Don't be afraid to try some of them. Cables add a nice
texture to the knit and timeless style.