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Old 12-03-2009, 05:54 PM   #1
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Cable Scarf Pattern question
I found this pattern on the site here. I'm flat knitting and I'm stuck at row 6. It says to K1, P1 3x, should I be doing the opposite since it's the other side, or is it supposed to be like that? If I do the opposite, should I do the opposite the whole way across?

Are wrong side rows the "back" part of the scarf where you pearl instead of knit?
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Yarn: Iím using worsted weight, Rowan Cork, probably about 400 yds, more or less.
Needles: 7US, but remember Iím LOOSE (cough, cough). You might go 8 or 9US.
Gauge: Eh, whatever. Itís a scarf.
Cast on 33 stitches.
R1 (right side) : k1 p1, across.
R2-4: k1 p1, across.
R5: (k1 p1) 3 times, k4, p2, k9, p2, k4, (p1 k1) 3 times.
R6: (k1 p1) 3 times, k1, p3, k2, p9, k2, p3, k1, (p1 k1), 3 times.
R7: Repeat R5
R8 and all following wrong side rows: (k1 p1) 3 times, k1, p3, k2, p9, k2, p3, k1, (p1 k1), 3 times.
R9: (k1 p1) 3 times, k4, p2, put the first 3 sts on cable needle, hold at front, k the next 3 sts, then k the 3 sts from cable
needle, k3, p2, k4, (p1 k1) 3 times.
R11: (k1 p1) 3 times, k4, p2, k9, p2, k4, (p1 k1) 3 times.
R13: (k1 p1) 3 times, k4, p2, k3, put the first 3 sts on cable needle and hold at back, k the next 3 sts, then k the 3 sts from
cable needle, p2, k4, (p1 k1) 3 times.
R15: Repeat R11.
Repeat rows 8-15 until youíre happy with the length. If it wonít go around your neck once, it might be too short. If you could
ride a horse and rope a steer with it, it might be too long. Otherwise, youíre good to go. End with 4 rows of k1 p1 across, bind
off. Add fringe if youíre that fancy.
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Old 12-03-2009, 06:52 PM   #2
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The right side is the side that's shown on the outside for items that have an inside and outside. For things like this scarf, the RS rows are the ones where you make the sts cross for the cable; lace patterns are usually done only on the RS rows too. With a cable pattern on the rows where you don't cross the sts, it's a lot like ribbing so on the WS/wrong side rows, you just knit what look like knit sts and purl what look like purls.

So, it's correct, if you were to reverse the sts, the pattern would be written that way. Just follow it as is, don't second guess anything or overthink it and you'll be fine.

I especially like this part, though:
"If it won’t go around your neck once, it might be too short. If you could ride a horse and rope a steer with it, it might be too long. Otherwise, you’re good to go."
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