I just knit my first cables, and they seemed surprisingly easy to do - but I may have done something wrong. On the back of the piece, there are long strings reaching across the cables. Are they supposed to be there?
To describe it more clearly: The strings reach from where I finished knitting the part on the regular needle to where I start knitting the stitches on the cable needle. I’ve looked for photos of the backs of cabled pieces, but haven’t found any; I would include a photo of mine here, but that doesn’t seem to be an option.