Okay yeah, I've seen something like that.... You could do it with 2 sts instead of 4. Look up Left twist and Right Twist sts; they're where you knit into the 2nd st first, then into the first stitch. The left and right twist would be whether you knit from the back or the front of the stitch. This pattern
explains the c2f/c2b sts too and is a little more woven looking.
Here's another link
I found for a woven cable pattern, there's 2 st ones as well as 4 stitch cables.