Has anyone made this scarf. I have done cables before but I can't understand the direction.
It says to Slip 1 as if to purl with yarn in front K2, *P2, slip next 6 sstitches of left needle,use left needle to pick u the 2 far right stitches leavng the other four stitches in the front, use the right needle to place the middle 2 stitches on the left needle, finally use the right needle to place the far left 2 sttiches onto the left needle, k6* repeat between astericks ending with P2, K3.
Can anyone explain it in a simpler manner?
What Peggy said above is good advice...from what it sounds like, they are going for the "cables without cable needle" approach here, but that can be tricky and if not careful, stitches can drop pretty easily. Like Peggy said, I think the best approach is to use a cable needle to set up your stitches for the cable, and then knit across. Also, it seems like you are doing more then just a simple cable where two lines cross, but in this case, it seems like three are crossing, which is a bit trickier.
You can also practice on a swatch until you feel comfortable with this, that way you won't feel as anxious about messing up on your project.
I do have a cable holder and am using that. I'm practicing Peggy's instructions it seems easier that the pattern directions but not sure I've mastered it yet. I've done an afghan with cables and I didn't have a problem.
I can knit but have trouble with the way they word things in patterns. My friend has done a lot of cable stitches so I'm going to show her your instructions and let her see if I'm doing it correctly. I don't end up with the right amount of stitches on the row yet so I think I'm doing something wrong.
Thanks much for your help.
I'm not sure what I did I ripped out the row. I will try it again at lunchtime since I'm at work.
Let me tell you in my words what I've done - I put the 6 stitches on a cable needle then I took 2 stitches from the right needle onto the left needle and knitted them the I took the 6 stitches from the cable needle and knitted them and then I'm lost.
Don't go crazy I'm having my friend look at it at lunchtime so maybe she can help me.