PLEASE someone tell me you’ve done Baudelaire and can explain this cable to me! I can’t find a description of this anywhere on the net.
Front Cable Increase: Knit into the fronts of the next 4 sts, without dropping those stitches from the left needle; you will have 4 sts on your right needle which overlap 4 sts on your left needle; knit the 4 sts from your left needle through the back loops, dropping them from the left needle as usual. You will have increased 4 stitches, with the new stitches forming a cable twist (to the right) over the old stitches.
Back Cable Increase: Knit into the back loops of the next 4 stitches, without dropping those stitches from the left needle; you will have 4 sts on your left needle which overlap 4 sts on your right needle; knit the 4 sts from your left needle through the front loops, dropping them from the left needle as usual. You will have increased 4 stitches, with the old stitches forming a cable twist (to the left) over the new stitches.
I’ve tried this. The second time, I tried knitting the 4 the first time starting with the fourth stitch on the needle, then the third, etc, and I got something that could I suppose could pass for a kind of cable but it was not … well, horizontal/flat/symmetrical. Or cably.
If anyone knows how, please explain thoroughly.
I used to know what kfb meant - k into front, not dropping off left needle, then k into back, then drop off - but no-one actually said how to go from the first to the second knit. No-one explains that after the right needle comes out of the sittch the first time, you kind of twist the tip around the right side, around the left needle knit stitch, and go through the back of stitch that way. I needed the video to get it. That’s the kind of problem I’m having here. I can do cables easily (not these ones obviously). But there’s something I’m not getting. Can anyone figure it out? Or refer me to a page that may be helpful? I love these socks!