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Old 08-25-2009, 08:35 AM   #1
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New to Cabling .... C3B and C3F
Learning to cable and have made some practice swatches. I've got the C4 figured out, but I found a pattern that says to C3b, C3f but no instructions. Do you slip 1 st onto the needle, knit 2, then knit off the needle or is it slip 2 onto needle, knit 1, then knit off the needle? Is there a standard rule for cabling an odd amount of sts?

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Old 08-25-2009, 08:39 AM   #2
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The F and B refer to front and back. A C3b means to slip three sts on to the cable needle, bring them to the back, knit the next three sts and then knit the sts on the cable needle.

The C3f is the same except the resting sts on the cable needle are brought to the front of the work.

A series of these will make twisting cables.
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Old 08-25-2009, 08:53 AM   #3
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Hmm, I'm confused then .... for C4, my instructions say to slip 2 st, k2, k2 from needle, crossing 2x2. Following the same logic ... if you slip 3 sts, k3, k3 from needle, shouldn't the instructions be C6F?

Here is the row:
K4, C3B, C3F, *K6, C3B, C3F* END K4
Per your instructions it would be ... K4, sl 3 with needle in back, k3, k3 from needle, sl 3 with needle in front, k3, k3 from needle ... correct?
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:00 AM   #4
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No wait, the number in the cable term refers to how many sts involved total, not how many are put on the cable needle. So your C4 instructions are correct. Somewhere in the pattern it should explain the C3b/f, how many are on the needle, but yes the b and f tells you whether to hold the stitch(es) to the front or back of your work.
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Thanks suzeeq! I thought the number in the instructions should indicate how many sts are used in the cable. My problem now is that I'm practicing from a large book of sample patterns and the only cabling instructions given are for C4f/b. Then it's just pages of sample patterns with no further instructions. Guess I'll just try it both ways and see what works. Thought maybe there was a standard rule for cabling an odd number.

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can you tell from the picture of the stitch pattern if one stitch is moving in front and in back of two? Or the other way around with two stitches moving in front and back of one?
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The pic is pretty small, but I think it looks like 2 moving around 1. I'll try that first. Thanks for the help!
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Yep, there should be a picture of the cable and you can often tell from that which way the sts go.
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You're right....my coffee hadn't kicked in yet.
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