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EmilyEL3CTRIC
03-15-2012, 07:38 PM
so i am a new self taught knitter, and i have started adapting a pattern for a hat (found here: www(dot)knitculture(dot)com/our-blog/wise-old-owl-hats/) into a kindle case. and i have not gotten very far, only to the first cable row, and it hit me that i haven't got the foggiest clue of how to work the back side of this pattern!!! if there is anyone that could please help, i would much appreciate it!! also, posting what i have so far.

Abbreviations:
C4F: slip two sts onto cable needle and hold in front, k2, k2 from cable needle
C4B: slip two sts onto cable needle and hold in back, k2, k2 from cable needle
Cast on 24 sts.

Stockinette for 3 rows
i began the pattern on garter side, to match up with the preceeding purl stitches

Owl Cable:
Row 1: *k1 p3 k8 p3 k8 p1
Row 2: *k1 p8 k3 p8 k3 p1
Row 3: repeat row 1
Row 4: repeat row 2
i had to repeat row 2 to get the work back to the correct end to begin the cables.
Row 5: k1, p3, C4B, C4f, p3 C4B, C4F, p1
and here is my dead end!!

salmonmac
03-15-2012, 07:53 PM
For the wrong side rows, the easiest thing is to tell you to knit the stitches that look like knits and purl the st that look like purl bumps.
For row 2 you would have done:
k1, p8, k3, p8, k3, p1.
So for row 6, after the cable cross:
k1, p8, k3, p8, k3, p1.

Just read the pattern row from right to left and everywhere there is a knit st, substitute a purl and vice versa.

suzeeq
03-15-2012, 08:27 PM
Yes, work the sts however they look on the even rows. Cables are very much like ribbing except for the rows the sts cross, so they're a mix of knit and purl stitches. The sts only cross on row 5 which would be a RS row anyway.

EmilyEL3CTRIC
03-15-2012, 08:37 PM
awesome, thank you guys so so much!! haha as i said i am a new knitter, and this is my first real project (well, really only my third project) and it was coming along nicely until i got there and i was like, oh, crud, what now?! but i will try to post a picture of how it is going so far and keep everyone updated on the pattern for those that would like to try it. also my first pattern translation, so feel free to point out my mistakes!!

EmilyEL3CTRIC
03-15-2012, 10:48 PM
http://i42.tinypic.com/2pyugk1.jpg

this is what i have so far, about to start in again

suzeeq
03-16-2012, 12:30 AM
Looks good! :thumbsup:

salmonmac
03-16-2012, 04:56 AM
You've got it! I've used this pattern before in a baby sweater. It's a great idea to adapt it for a kindle cover.

fatoldladyinpjs
03-16-2012, 09:20 AM
For a beginner, this looks pretty good. I always knit the knits and purl the purls on the wrong side. It beats having to keep track of these from a pattern. In addition to looking beautiful, the cables are also going to cushion your Kindle in case you accidentally drop it.

EmilyEL3CTRIC
03-16-2012, 05:02 PM
http://i42.tinypic.com/2vb25wn.jpg

just another update of where i got to last night!
the last row that i did i somehow lost a stitch so i just did a simple M1 increase to make up for the lost stitch. i can't notice where i lost one or the new one that i made, so i won't be fussy about it. one thing that i do know, the next time i do this pattern i will make a border on both sides, not just the right. i noticed it as i really got into it and decided not to start over lol.

here is the pattern thus far:

Stockinette stitch rows prior to beginning pattern, begin pattern garter side.

Row 1: *k1 p3 k8 p3 k8 p1
Row 2: *k1 p8 k3 p8 k3 p1
Row 3: repeat row 1
Row 4: repeat row 2
Row 5: k1, p3, C4B, C4f, p3 C4B, C4F, p1
Row 6: repeat row 2
Row 7: repeat row 1
Row 8: repeat row 2
Row 9: repeat row 1
Row 10: repeat row 2
Row 11: repeat row 1
Row 12: repeat row 2
Row 13: repeat row 5
Row 14: repeat row 2

thank you all for the support and kind words and help!:yay: :grphug:

EmilyEL3CTRIC
03-20-2012, 01:11 PM
http://i41.tinypic.com/wajb81.jpg

finished product!!

EmilyEL3CTRIC
03-20-2012, 01:11 PM
http://i40.tinypic.com/34ruihg.jpg

EmilyEL3CTRIC
03-20-2012, 01:13 PM
http://i42.tinypic.com/6pxk0g.jpg

Stockinette stitch rows prior to beginning pattern, begin pattern garter side.

Row 1: *k1 p3 k8 p3 k8 p1
Row 2: *k1 p8 k3 p8 k3 p1
Row 3: repeat row 1
Row 4: repeat row 2
Row 5: k1, p3, C4B, C4f, p3 C4B, C4F, p1
Row 6: repeat row 2
Row 7: repeat row 1
Row 8: repeat row 2
Row 9: repeat row 1
Row 10: repeat row 2
Row 11: repeat row 1
Row 12: repeat row 2
Row 13: repeat row 5
Row 14: repeat row 2
Row 15: k1, p3, k1, p2, k2, p2, k1, p3, k1, p2, k2, p2, k1, p1
Row 16: k1, p1, k2, p2, k2, p1, k3, p1, k2, p2, k2, p1, k3, p1
Row 17: repeat row 1
Row 18: repeat row 2
Row 19: repeat row 5
Row 20: repeat row 2

Reverse stockinette til the end!

for the back i did k2 p2 ribbing and stockinette until the two panels were the same size and then sewed them together on three sides, leaving the ribbing on the opening.


i hope that you all enjoy this pattern as much as i did! it was super quick and super fun and VERY functional!!

nifer237
03-23-2012, 11:00 AM
How cute! I love that pattern!

fatoldladyinpjs
03-23-2012, 10:10 PM
Nice! I like the creative cable on this. You did a fantastic job. Take a bow. You've earned it.

EmilyEL3CTRIC
03-27-2012, 03:45 PM
lol :cheering: tyty. i do love my case! also, i have had a lot of requests to make one for people. even offers to buy them from me!! (which boosts my ego, i must say) i am making a brown one now for my step-mother-in-law but instead of doing the two pieces and sewing them together, i did one long piece for the front and back and will sew the two sides together. i am not sure which method i like better yet... lol but they both are adorable!! also on the second one, i added 3 more stitches in to center the owl cables rather than have them "left justified" lol

salmonmac
03-27-2012, 06:06 PM
Aha, modifying the pattern now. Excellant! I'm not surprised that it is much admired. Very nice work.