I'm going to make a cable scarf, the cable pattern is from Knitting for Dummies. It's a 6 stitch left twisting cable. It's written as CO 14 and blah blah blah.
I want to use the pattern to make a wider scarf. What multiple should I use for my CO number? A multiple of 14?
R1: p4, k6, p4
R2: k4, p6, k4
R3: (as row 1)
R4: (as row 2)
R5: P4, sl 3 to cn, hold in front, k3 from LH needle, k3 from cn, p4.
R6: (as row 2)
Being a newbie, not sure of the math. CAN I just double the cast on number? Then work row 1 as p8, k12, p8? And row 5 as P8, sl 6, k6, k6 from cn, p8? Or......?
I plan to do a few rows of garter stitch.
ONE more question:
The pattern reads that you are knitting the purls and purling the knits from row to row, right? Is that making reverse stockinette?
Sorry for the stupid questions. I just want a basic, ONE cable down the middle scarf. No frills.
Thanks in advance!