I'm knitting a version of the Irish Hiking Hat. A cabled piece.
After an inch of K2 P2 ribbing, the pattern is this:
Row 1: (RS) *K2, P2, K6, P2* repeat from * to end.
Repeat row 1 for a total of seven rows.
Row 8. (RS) *K2, P2, C6F, P2* repeat from * to end
Repeat these 8 rows for 5 inches, ending on row 7.
Does that look right to you? Maybe it's because I'm not used to knitting in the round yet, but how can row 1 and row 8 both be the RS? Wouldn't the odd rows be the RS if row 1 is the RS?
I'm assuming here that row = round, right?
And how will it look all cabled if I'm only cabling every 8th row?
Also, when I C6F in the round, do I hold the cable needle in the actual round...like, in the circle my needle cable makes, or outside the circle? (Does that make sense?)
Now, on to the decreasing...
On Row 9 of the decreasing, it says:
Row 9: move first stitch to last stitch to maintain purl decreases...
So do I just slip that first stitch from my left needle to my right needle so it'll be the last stitch on the next round?
Or do I have to somehow physically turn my work around or something?