Originally Posted by JoB
I am embarking on a Circular needle afghan. Have knitted the first 7 rows. Now the instructions read:
K7, pm, work in pat to last 7 sts,
I need help on this since I have just cast on 162 stitches and am looking at a major portion of my future!!
OK, you'll be keeping those first 7 and last 7 stitches in garter stitch, knit each row. They want you to pm (place marker) so that it will stand out when you get to the marker you need to change the next stitch.
For the sitches in between the 2 markers, you're are starting with the first pattern row, or row 1 of the pattern:
row 1: knit
Continue, keeping the first/last 7 stitches as knit stitches.
Next will come Row 2: P3 k2, *p5,k2: rep from * across wnd last rep 3
continue following each row instruction,
When you get to row 9, that is where you will cross the stiches for the cable - C4 which is done this way: Slip nexct st to cn and hold in front, k 3rd st on LH needle, k first and 2nd sts, k1 from cn
This line: Cables ( multiple of 7sts + 1) -- you don't really need to do anything with that.