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cookworm
10-15-2007, 09:32 AM
I posted this question (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showthread.php?t=67757) in the "pattern" section, but haven't received any responses; if somebody can please help me with this, I'd greatly appreciate it.

webbfamily posted a link (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showpost.php?p=981262&postcount=5) for a pretty headband on Knitty called Nakiska (http://www.knitty.com/issuewinter03/PATTnakiska.html). But the cable pattern is written in a chart, and I'm really intimidated by charts. So I'm wondering if somebody can PLEASE tell me if I read the chart right? Since it's knitted in the round, you read all eight lines of the pattern from right to left, right? Okay...here goes......:oops:

Row 1: K4, P2, K9, P2
Row 2: C2F & K2, P2, C3F & K3, K3, P2
Row 3: K4, P2, K9, P2
Row 4: K4, P2, K9, P2
Row 5: K4, P2, K9, P2
Row 6: C2F & K2, P2, K3, C3B & K3, P2
Row 7: K4, P2, K9, P2
Row 8: K4, P2, K9, P2

MMario
10-15-2007, 09:49 AM
Looks like you read it correctly to me.

zkimom
10-15-2007, 09:49 AM
You kind of have it. However, when you write a cable instruction like C4B or C4F, you are including all the instructions for the cable pattern. So C4F means put 2 stitches on the cable needle and hold them in front of your work, knit 2, then knit the 2 stitches from your cable needle. So, the cable instructions on your chart are really either C4B, C4F (the ones where you slip 2 stitches) or C6B or C6F (the ones where you slip 3 stitches.)

So that would make your chart read more like this:

Row 1: K4, P2, K9, P2
Row 2: C4F (slip 2 stitches onto cable needle and hold to the front, knit 2, knit 2 from cable needle), P2, C6F (slip 3 stitches onto cable needle and hold to the front, knit 3, knit 3 from cable needle), K3, P2
Row 3: K4, P2, K9, P2
Row 4: K4, P2, K9, P2
Row 5: K4, P2, K9, P2
Row 6: C4F (slip 2 stitches onto cable needle and hold to the front, knit 2, knit 2 from cable needle), P2, K3, C6B (slip 3 stitches onto cable needle and hold to the back, knit 3, knit 3 from cable needle), P2
Row 7: K4, P2, K9, P2
Row 8: K4, P2, K9, P2

I know that your were probably breaking down the cable pattern for your own use and you were right in that respect but you might have confused someone who was used to reading cable patterns.

Happy cabling!

Susan