Hi everyone, again, for the 3rd time in the past 2 days. :teehee: So here’s my new question: I was browsing knitting sites for tips on making cables, and one site, “Knitting Cables for Dummies,” had the following information:
“Because the cable stitches spread out a bit between turning rows, for the smoothest transition between the beginnings and endings of cables, plan to increase a stitch or two over the cable stitches when beginning a cable and decrease a stitch or two when binding off over a cable.”
“To start cable pattern: If you’re adding a cable(s) to an uncabled sweater pattern, for every 4 stitches in the planned cable(s), add 1 or 2 stitches to the number of stitches to cast on. Then work a few rows in the knit/purl pattern you’ve established for your cables before working a turning row.”
“To end cable pattern: When you get to the cable stitches, bind off as follows: *k1, bind off, k2tog, bind off, k1, bind off; rep from * to the end of the cable (stockinette) stitches.”
I have never heard of doing this before… has anyone here? Also, I’m confused about the cast on: it says to cast on fewer stitches than required, but when do I add the extra stitches to make the cables? And for the bind off, what if I only have a 2-stitch or 3-stitch cable? I’m really confused…
If anyone could enlighten me, I would really appreciate it.