My pattern calls for me to C2R (Cross 2 Right) and C2L (Cross to Left).
I've read the instructions in my beginner books and the instructions on the KnittingHelp.com Glossary Page.
However, I'm very confused about these stitches.
Can someone direct me to any illustrated instructions for these stitches? (I think this would help TREMENDOUSLY)
Or can someone explain the stitches to me in very basic, very beginner terms?
Here is what the Glossary Page gives:
C2L: cross 2 stitches to the left (to work a cable).
slip 2 stitches p-wise onto a cable needle, let cable needle hang in front of work as you knit the next couple of stiches; then knit stitches off of cable needle.
C2R: cross 2 stitches to the right (to work a cable).
slip 2 stitches p-wise onto a cable needle, let cable needle hang in back of work as you knit the next couple of stiches; then knit stitches off of cable needle.
It confuses me that the instructions say "purlwise" and then to knit the stitches...am I being to literal?
And as you knit the stitches...do you pull them up and reposition the needle to catch the next stitch before slipping the left stitches off the needle?
I really don't know how quite to ask what I'm needing...so please feel free to ask me for clarification. I'll certainly try.