I’m new to the forums, and knitting. I only picked it up a week ago, basically watching the videos on this site, and am very much into it. I came across a gorgeous pattern for a scarf, but I’m having trouble understanding the instructions for the cable knitting. I’d post the link but don’t have the privilege to do so, yet.
I have two questions:
When looking at Row 19: “Rs Row 19: K1, P1, K4, P6, K8, C2B, K4, C2F, K8, P6, K4, P1, K1”, for the cable instructions “C2B, K4”, am I supposed to a) slip 2 stitches to the cable needle, hold it to the back, knit four stitches off the left hand needle, and then knit the two stitches on the cable needle, or b) slip 2 stitches to the cable needle, hold it to the back, knit two stitches off the left hand needle, knit the 2 stitches on the cable needle, and THEN just knit four regular stitches? This is very confusing to me. I tried going to the glossary but there’s nothing there about this kind of abbreviation.
When reading instructions about “RS” or “WS” (I know RS means the visible side when wearing non-reversible garment) does it simply mean to flip the knitting over? Like, holding the left hand needle with the right hand and viceversa? I know this must be a very stupid question but quite honestly I can’t grab the concept.