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Old 11-30-2011, 06:01 PM   #2
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C3R or C3L tells you the total number of sts in the cable (3sts) and whether it crosses left (L) or right (R). (P2 and K1) or (K1 P2) are a short description of what you will be doing and the rest of the instructions tell you how to do it. For C3R: Slip 2sts to a cable needle and hold in back of your knitting, knit the next st on the left hand needle and then purl the 2sts off the cable needle.
Same format for the C3L but the directions are: Slip 1 to a cable needle, leave the cable needle in front, purl the next 2sts from the left hand needle, and then knit the 1 stitch from the cable needle.
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