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Old 08-15-2009, 02:09 PM   #1
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cables - slip knitwise or purlwise?
I am just starting on cables, and I'm not sure if I should slip stitches onto the third needle knitwise or purlwise? I've seen how-to videos that demonstrate both, so I guess they both work. But what would be the difference in the end result?

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Old 08-15-2009, 02:46 PM   #2
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It's odd they would show both, unless some are meant to be twisted which happens to a st when slipped knitwise unless you're going to use it in a decrease. Stitches put on a cable needle should be moved purlwise - it's the same as putting the cable needle point to point with the left needle and just sliding them along.
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