Cable

my question the k2 p1 c4b p1 k2 rep from *to end. my question is once the stitches (c4b) are on the cable needle when do i place them on the knitting circular needles from the cable needle cause it doesn’t state it when i place them back on so i can make the cable. i hope it wasn’t too confusing the way i wrote it out. thanks

To work the cable, slip 2 stitches to the cable needle and hold to the back. Knit two stitches from the left point, and then knit the two from the cable needle. Your cable will be made and your stitches will be back on the main needle.

thanks u so much i wasn’t sure i want to make a pair of socks from the book Debbie bliss essential baby which i fell in love with, I’m so glad u told me 2 i was adding 4 on the cable needle lol, the wonder i was getting it all wrong I’m so glad i posted it thanks again.