Ok. that pic was much better. It knit with a bulky yarn. It seems that it's a small number of st st for the rope part (maybe 3 or 4) moving over the garter stitch background. Then in the centre of the garter border there's a bobble every repeat. Bobbles are usually made by knitting a large number of stitches together so it bulges.
Here's a link toa tut on bobbles:http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/stitches/bobbles.htm
To travel the cable it basically involves crossing stitchs on every right side row until you have them to the edge, then moving them back to the centre. I know I've seen that cable before but I can't remember the name.
I hope this helps