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Old 11-11-2007, 04:35 PM   #1
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I'm planning on working a pillow pattern which calls for a cable stitch. The pattern lays out the pattern for all the right side rows. The wrong side rows, however, are explained as "WS rows or even rounds work stitches as they appear." As they appear?? Can anyone explain what that means? I'm fairly new to knitting and don't know if I'll be able to distinguish the wrong side row stitch in a cable pattern. Wouldn't the wrong side row be kind of twisited from the cable pattern itself and therefore difficult to decipher?? I'm not sure I want to start a pattern that might be over my head.

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Old 11-11-2007, 04:43 PM   #2
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When a pattern says to knit the knits and purl the purls, it's not all that difficult.

If there's a V on the left needle coming up, knit it, a bump, purl it.

It won't be any more difficult because it's a cable pattern. The cable stitches may be twisted around each other, but they still look like purls on the back.

If you get to a stitch that you're not sure of, look at the front if it. If it looks like a knit on the front, purl it on the back and vice versa.
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Old 11-11-2007, 07:57 PM   #3
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my best advise
My grandma taught me 4 things in knitting, the rest was self taught. One thing she said and it was the best advise ever is to learn to know what the stitches look like. Do a stockinette stitch (knit 1 row, purl 1 row) like 10 rows. Now look at both sides. One side looks like V's that is the knit stitches.
Next time there is a pattern that says "do as the pattern shows" and you turn it around you will see lets say in double ribs, the difference in the knit area and the purl area. Study it and learn. The only time a knit doesn't look like a V is when its worked in garter. Then it looks kinda like purling Hopefully i totally did not confuse you. What you could try is knitting several different swatches out and have a little note pinned to each one stating what they are so you can use them as refrence. Or keep a book with all the different views.. Until you learn then of course you won't need them anymore.. lolol how is that for confusing yeah
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Old 11-12-2007, 02:47 PM   #4
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Your suggestions sound easy enough. I think I'll go ahead and order my yarn!

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Old 11-12-2007, 08:14 PM   #5
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thats right, hope you found a way to do the pattern
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