I’ve finally finished all 20 squares :cheering: on the Great American Aran Afghan. Now I’m trying to get started on cable border which has completely frustrated me. Here is the pattern:
Row 1 and all RS rows (except 13): K16
Row 2 and all WS rows: K4, P12
Row 13: 6/6 RC, K4
I cannot wrap my mind around this cable, as every other cable I’ve done has always been in the middle of a row. This one starts at the beginning of the row, so when you slip your 1st 6 stitches, you are also slipping the first stitch which has your working yarn onto your cable needle. Then when you go to knit the other 6 on your LH needle, your working yarn gets really stretched across the back side and the stitches are so tight you can hardly slide them across the needles once you finish the cable.
I also tried doing a 6/6 LC, which actually looks more like the picture on the front of the pattern book and the stitches are not as tight.
Am I missing something here? Do you work cables differently when they’re at the beginning of a row?
I would love any suggestions or advice!