Hope everyone's knitting is going smoothly.
I finished the Besotted scarf for my mom, and tonight started the Seaman's Scarf from Knitpicks for my dad.
The cable part of the pattern is a little confusing. Is it written the way it is in expectation that the knitter will do it without using a cable needle? Here's the cable section from the pattern:
[FONT=AJensonPro-Bold]8 Row Cable Sequence with 3 stitch garter stitch border:[/FONT]
[FONT=AJensonPro-Bold]Row 1 of Cable Sequence (RS): [/FONT][FONT=AJensonPro-Regular]Slip 1 as if to purl with yarn in front, K2, * P2, slip next 6 stitches off left needle, use left needle to pick up the 2 far right stitches leaving 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 stitches[/FONT]
[FONT=AJensonPro-Regular][I]onto the left needle, k6 * repeat between asterisks ending with P2, K3.[/I][/FONT]
It isn't truly complicated, but I haven't tried to do a cable pattern written like this before. Hope someone can advise me so I'll know what's going on!