I am trying to teach my self to knit various types of cables. I can do a basic cable. Now I am trying to do a Five Rib braid out of The Knitters Bible. I can read the instructions, but one cable pattern confuses me. Can you help?
C5F- sl 3 sts on to calbe needle at front, k2, sl p stich back onto LH needle and p it k2 from cable needle
Row 3 of the pattern reads- p2, k2 (p1, C5F) twice, p2
So i am thinking i purl the first stitch, then slip 3 sts onto my cable needle, then k 2 sts off the LH needle, but i cannot figure how to get the purl stitch back on LH needle now that two knit stitches are in front on it. Should I p the first stitch onto the cable needle? I still have to pull the P stitch over? How do I do this? Please help.