View Full Version : Strange cable instructions, need ur opinion

07-28-2008, 09:00 AM

I found some strange cable instructions in my stitch pattern book. I don't know if it's a big misprint, which there are many in this book, or if it's just poorly written, which even more of them are. :??
These are the instructions i'm USED to seeing... :knitting:
Work crossover on next 4 sts: Slip 1 to cable needle and hold in back of work, k3,p1 from cable needle.

:nails: The next set of instructions are the ones I want to know if it's REALLY something that is done with a cable pattern....I will bold the instructions that are in question...

Work 6 sts crossover: Slip 4 to cable needle and hold in back of work, K2, bring cable needle to front of work, return 2 purl stitches from cable needle to left needle and Purl them, Knit last 2 from cable needle.

Is that bold section really worked in that fashion?

Thanks so much!!

07-28-2008, 09:18 AM
it's really hard to say without knowing what cable is being worked - but definately within the realms of possibility.

07-28-2008, 10:00 AM
I agree - it's possible.

Can you reference the book & page - maybe someone else will have it and can look it up. I've got 2 cable reference books right now (checked out from library).

07-28-2008, 10:07 AM
That style of cable sounds familiar. I can't remember where I did it, but I do remember bringing the needle back to the front and working the stitches out of order. A cable within a cable, kind of.

07-28-2008, 10:50 AM
Sure, the 2nd one sounds like a braided type of cable.

07-28-2008, 11:29 AM
The book is "The Big Book of Knitting Stitch Patterns:
The pic of the book isn't showing up when I click on "insert image" so this is the URL is http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/1402727631/sr=8-1/qid=1217258696/ref=dp_image_0?ie=UTF8&n=283155&s=books&qid=1217258696&sr=8-1
It's page 68 "Oval cables"

07-28-2008, 12:04 PM
sorry, I (and my library) don't have that book. But I'll check the 2 cable stitch dics. I have at home tonight for similar. I do remember testing out some cable stitches earlier this year for a project and doing one that had similar directions.

I'm 'seeing' in my mind a column of purl stitches that runs down the center of 2 knit columns that cross back and forth. maybe something similar to this one at lionbrand: http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/faq-search.cgi?store=/stores/eyarn&faqKey=303&language= (you may have to be registered there to see it).

07-28-2008, 12:25 PM
I have that book. Yes, it's a small cable w/in a larger one. Do-able.


07-28-2008, 12:29 PM
Here's pic.

07-28-2008, 07:47 PM
cam90066............That would be the one! thanks