Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Let's Knit #12, patt. #18, cable deciphering needed!

hi all -

This is the cable framed by skinny ones on each side, shaded in gray.
Any help translating how to do this cable would be much appreciated. It looks deceptively simple, but I believe it requires a fair amount of manipulation. I believe the center sts. are always held in front, but am not sure how the other sts. are crossed.

Many thanks!


1 comment:

Silvia said...

Quoting Margaret's reply.

Hi Judith,
I am going to try translating the stitches. You might want to knit a swatch for these 6 stitches to make sure.

Here are the 4 steps:
1. Move the first 4 stitches to cable needle, drop in front, knit the 5th & 6th stiches.
2. Slip 3rd & 4th stitches back to left needle, the 1st & 2nd stitches are move to the far side
3. Purl 3rd & 4th stitches only for 5 rows
4. Knit the 1st & 2nd stitches.

For the 3rd step: you will have to turn the knit
piece back and forth, i.e. p2, turn. k2, turn, p2, turn, k2, turn, p2.
Then, continue on to step 4.
This forms the loopy look where the cables joined.

Hope this helps. Good luck!

Thanks a lot Margaret.