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sstaarzz 07-24-2007 09:40 PM

Mock Cable Confusion
My friend asked me for help and I could not understand the pattern.
She is making a scarf so there is no increasing or decreasing.
The pattern says p1 then k1 but keep the stitch on the left needle then knit the first stitch then drop them.
Does drop mean pass them to the right? Or just drop?
And when it says knit the first stitch, can they mean the first stitch that we purled that is on the right needle, or the first stitch on the left needle which is really the stitch we knitted but kept on the left.:wall:
Any ideas?

Mer 07-24-2007 10:49 PM

Do you know what the pattern is? There are several ways to do mock cables and if I could look at the pattern it might help...but anyway I can sort of answer part of your question. When it says drop the stitches it just means to move them off of the left needle--you've already created a stitch on the right needle so you're not losing any stitches. You've just twisted them around each other.

debinoz 07-24-2007 10:55 PM

Can you post exactly what that part of the pattern says? It sounds like it's increasing to me...

Ingrid 07-24-2007 11:35 PM

I think you purl the first stitch over to the right needle as normal.

Then knit the stitch that's second from the tip of the left needle, leave it on and knit the first stitch, then slide them off the left needle to the right. It will cross the two stitches.

redwitch 07-26-2007 02:06 AM

It's actually a real cable by the sounds of it, not a mock cable, but it is done an easier way.
should explain everything you need to know.

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