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Old 12-04-2012, 01:40 AM   #1
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C5F clarification
Hello fellow knitters,

I have a question regarding C5F.
The pattern says, "sl 3 sts on to cable needle at front, k2, sl p st back on to LH needle and p it, k2 from cable needle"

My pattern states " b2, k2, (p1 C5F) twice, b2 (b2 is my seed stitches that creates the border to my cowl)

I understand all of it, except for "sl p st back onto LH needle and p it". Where did this purl stitch come from? So am I suppose to somehow bring that purl stitch I created before I cable back to my LH needle?

This explanation is very different from another C5F I found online which says to " Using the cable needle, slip the next 2 stitches onto it and hang in front. Knit the next 3 stitches on the left needle. Then, knit the stitches from the cable needle individually. " I'm assuming these two techniques are very different.

I am a visual learner, and I can't find videos or photos.

Any clarification would be appreciated!! This purl stitch is really throwing me off!
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:12 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome to KnittingHelp!
There are several ways to do C5F. Your directions are different from the one that you found online. It's a split cable with a purl stitch running up the center. For the (p1,C5F): purl 1 (this isn't part of the cable), then slip the next 3sts to the cable needle (called stitch 1, 2, and 3), k2 and now slip stitch 3 back to the lefthand needle and purl it. It should be a purl stitch from a previous row. Finally, knit stitches 1 and 2 from the cable needle.
Can you provide a link to the pattern or give us the name of the pattern?
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There's a purl stitch in the 3 sts you slip to the cable needle, probably the first one. I bet on other rows you do k2 p2 k4, so this is having you k2, p1, then put the other p and 2 ks on the cable needle, k2 from the left needle, p the p on the cn, then k the other 2 sts. Then repeat that, p1, put a p and 2 Ks on the cn, k2, p1 k2 off the cable needle again.
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Thank you so much for your assistance! I'm trying to knit the breckenridge cowl by Melynda Bernardi.

I appreciate your help and explanation Cheers,
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