03-30-2007, 12:30 PM #1 knittingaddict Casting On     Join Date: Mar 2007 Location: Oshkosh, WI Posts: 15 Thanks: 2 Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post Looking For Help with Debbie Bliss Baby Cable Blanket Ahhhh! I have been trying to knit up the Debbie Bliss Baby Cable Blanket taken out of the Simply Baby book. I know everyone says to "just follow the pattern" but this one has me second guessing myself. Here it is: ABBREVATION C8B = slip next 8 sts onto cable needle and leave at back of work, k4, then k4 from cable needle. And the instruction line: K4, p2, k4 *p2, C8B, p2, k4; rep from * to last 6 sts, p2, k4. (160 sts) Allright, here is the question, is this how it is read? K4, p2, k4 *p2, (slip 8 to cable needle) k4, k4 from cable, k4, k4 from cable, p2, k4; rep from * to last 6 sts, p2, k4. (160 sts) OR K4, p2, k4 *p2, (slip 4 to cable needle) k4, k4 from cable needle, p2, k4; rep from * to last 6 sts, p2, k4. (160 sts) OR am I totally wrong. It seems to me like the Abbrevation is written up wrong, the cable ends up all twisted and nearly impossible to knit when done k4, k4 from cable, k4, knit 4 from cable. Does anyone have any suggestions? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much. Leah

 03-30-2007, 03:08 PM #2 vickyh Casting On   Join Date: Jan 2007 Location: UK Posts: 10 Thanks: 0 Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post I think that it's your second version and the explanation is wrong. C4B means you slip 2 on to the cable needle, knit the next 2, then knit the 2 from the cable needle. With C6B, you'd slip 3 onto the cable needle, so C8B must mean that you slip 4 onto the cable needle.
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 03-30-2007, 05:01 PM #3 Ingrid Moderator Mod Squad     Join Date: Jun 2005 Location: Pleasant Valley, NY Posts: 29,585 Thanks: 21 Thanked 2,254 Times in 1,845 Posts That's right--cable back 8 would be to hold four on the cable needle, knit 4 and then knit 4 from the cable needle. __________________ "Trust the pattern!" Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana. Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog IngridKH on Ravelry
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 03-31-2007, 02:50 AM #4 knittingaddict Casting On     Join Date: Mar 2007 Location: Oshkosh, WI Posts: 15 Thanks: 2 Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU Thank you to the both of you! Thats what I thought, but the explanation really confused me. Now, I feel alot more confident. Thanks again for such a quick response. This forum is great! I hope that I am able to help someone in the future. Leah

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