I am very new to knitting, in fact I just started learning last night!
I've got down pretty much the purl stitch and the knit stitch, and have done stockinette stitch (alternating purl and knit stitch). I haven't really made anything yet, just a blob of knitting that is like a sampler that I am just practicing different stitches.
Anyways, I saw her video on how to twist the cable stitch. I purled, then did like 6 knit stitches, then purled more, then did 6 more knit stitches, then purled the rest, to make some cables. The thing is, is the knit stitch the basis for a simple cable? It doesn't seem to stick out nice and shapely like hers does in the video. The video has me purling, then when I get to the cable, slipping the first 3 or 4 stitches on a cable needle, then knitting the last
3 or 4 first, then going back and knitting the ones off the cable needle, and purling the backround. I can do the twist part, but the rest of the cable itself (before she twists it) is that a different stitch than the knit stitch? I'm thinking it must be because the edges on hers are very defined and stick out. Mine just kind of look odd!
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