Help for Line Beattie


I am posting this question for someone else. "Line Beattie"
sent this question via our webmail inbox…and I don’t know how to answer his/her question:

[COLOR=Navy]“Hello, I am knitting a Swatch Cap and I am not familiar with some of the stiches. The description I have for the 3-st RC is: Right Twist K2b over P. Can you explain this in detail for me. Also, does 3-st RT mean the same thing as 3-st RC, because they both have the same stitch key in the magazine my pattern is in. Also, does 8-st RPC mean: Sl 4 sts to cn and hold to back, k4, p4 from cn? And does 8-st LPC mean: Sl 4 sts to cn and hold to front, p4, k4 from cn? Thank you for your help, Line Beattie”

[COLOR=Black]We have such a wealth of talent within our membership…can anyone help her?

I will direct her to look here in the HOW TO QUESTIONS forum for answers.


Well, I believe this is the cabling terminology seen with some Vogue Knitting patterns. (Check out Vogue Knitting: American Collection).

3-st RC: Sl 1 st to cn and hold to back, k2, k1 from cn.

If the stitch key is the same for 3-st RT as 3-st RC than I would think it is the same thing. However, it could also mean to:

Sl 1 st to cn and hold to back (of work), k2, p1 from cn.

Based on their 6-st RPC and 6-st LPC, the 8-st most likely is:

8-st RPC: Sl 4 sts to cn and hold to back, k4, p4 from cn.
8-st LPC: Sl 4 sts to cn and hold to front, p4, k4 from cn.

Here are the two pages I based my answers on.

If you don’t mind me asking, what magazine did you find this “Swatch Cap” pattern in.

Thanks Katrina! I emailed her a second ago and asked her which VOGUE KNITTING magazine is she using. I also alerted her to check this forum and read your very helpful reply. It was so generous and kind of you to supply the research links! Thanks again!



Line Beattie’s VOGUE magazine is the 1999 Fall Issue.

I received this latest message from Line. She is very grateful for your help Katrina, as the message explains! Way to go Team!

[COLOR=Navy]Hello Artlady,
> I just read the answer the HOW TO QUESTIONS and I would very much like to
> thank Katrina (I believe this is the person who wrote the answer). Her
> explanation is very clear and the two websites she gave me are exactly
> what
> I needed. I am really impressed because I’ve asked this question on
> another
> website and also to a knitting store without success. You are the first
> person who has actually helped me. THANK YOU VERY MUCH! And Artlady,
> please forward my thanks to Katrina.
> Thanks,
> Line Beattie[/COLOR]

Hi, ArtLady:
Let Line Beattie know I was glad to help. I’m just happy for her that my explanation was of some use. Sometimes I don’t know if my explanations make sense. :rofl: