C2B Help!

I have found a scarf pattern that I like and it has C2B stitches in it. I have been understanding this as a cable stitch where you knit 2 then put 2 stitches on a holder and hold in back of your work, knit the next 2 then knit the stitches on the holder.

However the instructions say C2B = Knit into back of 2nd st on left hand needle, then knit first stitch slipping both stitches off the needle at the same time.

Are these 2 methods the same?

think i’m confused…:(:knitting:

No, they aren’t the same and they will look a little different. The C2B twists the stitches. What you describe is what she’s calling C2F in this video, but you can see how it’s done. It’s more important that you’re consistent.

The number in a cable abbreviation refers to the total number of sts involved in the cable, not how many are slipped. So this is only a 2 st cable twist, not a 4 st one; it could be done as slip 1 st to cn, hold to front, knit 1 from L needle and k1 from cn.