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Old 11-19-2007, 08:21 PM   #1
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Guess that was a "dumb" question about cables..
Hi all, I have watched the video about 4 times and I still am getting "ladders" between my cables...Do you keep the needle in the back of your work and knit from needles "back there"? Is that why I am getting ladders? My pattern is for sl 3 sts to cab needle and hold in back...k the next 3sts, then k from the c needle.So do I leave the cab needle in back and k from "back"there? Thanks I'll watch the video again.....
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:13 PM   #2
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Not a dumb question at all.

I'm not sure what you mean by getting ladders between the cables.

As the cables cross, the stitches do pull and look a bit stretched out, especially until you knit a few more rows. Can you post a picture?

When you knit from the cable needle held in back, you just knit as if it's your regular needle, keeping it behind.
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Old 11-20-2007, 08:43 AM   #3
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Not a dumb question at all.

I'm not sure what you mean by getting ladders between the cables.

As the cables cross, the stitches do pull and look a bit stretched out, especially until you knit a few more rows. Can you post a picture?

When you knit from the cable needle held in back, you just knit as if it's your regular needle, keeping it behind.
The video is very clear on Left cable (holding cable needle in the fr)but when you do a r/c (holding cab needle in back) it's not clear (to me) whether she is keeping the cab needle in the "back" of the work and kn from it....and she also says "don't move the needle out of position...so just position the sts on the cable needle in line with the rest of the work and knit? Right Thanks
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Yes. You're just holding them in the back so you can knit the stitches from the left needle first, then knit the ones from the cable needle.
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