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Old 10-27-2009, 11:57 PM   #1
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Cable pattern. What is "work even for 2 rounds?"
Working in the round, here is the pattern.

Cable Rnd 1: K23 slip marker, K2, slip marker, K4, PM, P3, C3F, K3, P3, PM, K4

Cable Rnd 2 and 3: Work even for two rounds.

Cable Rnd 4: K23, sl marker, K2, sl marker, K4, sl marker, P3, K3, C3B, P3, sl marker, K4

Cable Rnd 5 and 6: Work even for 2 rounds.

What does WORK EVEN mean? What would rows 2, 3, 5 and 6 be? Can someone write them out for me?

Thank you so much.
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Old 10-28-2009, 01:04 AM   #2
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Work even means work w/o any increases, decreases or anything. Just knit (or whatever the basic pattern is).
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Old 10-28-2009, 05:16 PM   #3
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Thanks Jan. I have never done cables before. So does this mean I do the same as cable round 1 two more times with the C3F? If so, the yarn gets really tight and doesn't look right, so I don't think that is right.

Otherwise, do I do like the round before I started the cable round? Where between the cable markers I would P3, K9, P3? I am going to try this method, but not sure if it will work right either.

I am SOOO confused. :(
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Old 10-28-2009, 05:26 PM   #4
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Hi 4deegees!

As Jan said, "work even" means not to increase or decrease, but in this case, it also means to work in your established pattern. I would write the instructions out for you, but I'm not sure what your C3F looks like. I guess the easiest explanation is to tell you to knit your knitted sts (smooth) and purl your purled sts (bumpy).

Hope that helps!
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Old 10-28-2009, 05:36 PM   #5
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<<Working in the round, here is the pattern.

Cable Rnd 1: K23 slip marker, K2, slip marker, K4, PM, P3, C3F, K3, P3, PM, K4

Cable Rnd 2 and 3: Work even for two rounds.

Cable Rnd 4: K23, sl marker, K2, sl marker, K4, sl marker, P3, K3, C3B, P3, sl marker, K4

Cable Rnd 5 and 6: Work even for 2 rounds.

What does WORK EVEN mean? What would rows 2, 3, 5 and 6 be? Can someone write them out for me? >>

Can you provide a link to this pattern? Right off the bat I see something wrong...Cable Rnd 1 says C3F, then you're supposed to work rounds 2 and 3 in the same manner as round 1, which would mean cabling three successive rounds. This is wrong and not how to knit a cable. Next thing I see wrong is Rnd 4 as the next cable row. This row would end up being the back side of the item and as many cables as I've made in my life I've never made a cable on the back side of my project. Usually cable rows are all even numbers or all uneven numbers depending on which side you consider row 1.

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Old 10-28-2009, 05:45 PM   #6
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You don't just repeat round 1, you can't cross sts on all the rounds, there needs to be 'plain' rounds in between them. So on rounds 2 and 3 you won't do the cable crosses, just knit or purl according to the sts. A basic cable pattern is like ribbing except when you cross, so just knit what look like knit sts, and purl what looks like purls.
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Old 10-28-2009, 05:46 PM   #7
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No wonder I am having so much trouble! The pattern is for cabled gloves. I copied it out of a friend's book, so I don't have a link to the pattern. All I want is a glove with a single cable going up the back of the hand. Do you have any suggestions?
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Old 10-28-2009, 06:05 PM   #8
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Thanks Sue, I will try that.
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Thanks to everyone who helped with this. I finally have it working and it looks great.
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