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kate2kids 08-24-2006 09:58 PM

When doing a RT (right twist), do I twist on both sides?
I'm making a sweater that is, for me, pretty complicated - three different cable patterns, and so on. The directions list each cable separately and then for the back (and front) it says:
EST PAT: Row 1 (RS): P8, RT, Cable I, RT, Cable II, RT, Cable III, RT .... and so on

I understand how to do that much, and have gotten 8 rows of it done and it's looking okay. But the RT's don't quite look right - they're sort of knobby and uneven.

So, my question is, when doing a right twist as part of an ongoing cabled project, do I twist on both the RS and the WS, or do I do the RT on the RS and just purl those two stitches on the WS?

Any input would be ever so appreciated!!


suzeeq 08-24-2006 10:09 PM

Generally when doing cables you knit or purl only on the wrong side. All the twisting and cabling is done on the RS. It just takes a little practice to get the stitches to look even. You could tug a little bit on the knobby stitch or the one next to it to even them out.


kate2kids 08-24-2006 10:12 PM

Thanks, Sue! I had been RT'ing on both sides, and it occurred to me after once through the pattern that maybe it was weird that I was RT'ing everywhere but only doing funky cable stuff on the RS... needed some validation for the idea before I continued on the rest of the sweater.

It's the first piece that I'm making for *myself* rather than for my kids or someone else's kids or what have you... must have it look nice!!

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