# Looking For Help with Debbie Bliss Baby Cable Blanket

Ahhhh! I have been trying to knit up the Debbie Bliss Baby Cable Blanket taken out of the Simply Baby book. I know everyone says to “just follow the pattern” but this one has me second guessing myself. Here it is:

ABBREVATION
C8B = slip next 8 sts onto cable needle and leave at back of work, k4, then k4 from cable needle.

And the instruction line:

K4, p2, k4 *p2, C8B, p2, k4; rep from * to last 6 sts, p2, k4. (160 sts)

Allright, here is the question, is this how it is read?

K4, p2, k4 *p2, (slip 8 to cable needle) k4, k4 from cable, k4, k4 from cable, p2, k4; rep from * to last 6 sts, p2, k4. (160 sts)

OR

K4, p2, k4 *p2, (slip 4 to cable needle) k4, k4 from cable needle, p2, k4; rep from * to last 6 sts, p2, k4. (160 sts)

OR

am I totally wrong. :doh: It seems to me like the Abbrevation is written up wrong, the cable ends up all twisted and nearly impossible to knit when done k4, k4 from cable, k4, knit 4 from cable. Does anyone have any suggestions? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much.

Leah

I think that it’s your second version and the explanation is wrong.

C4B means you slip 2 on to the cable needle, knit the next 2, then knit the 2 from the cable needle.

With C6B, you’d slip 3 onto the cable needle, so C8B must mean that you slip 4 onto the cable needle.

That’s right–cable back 8 would be to hold four on the cable needle, knit 4 and then knit 4 from the cable needle.

Thank you to the both of you! Thats what I thought, but the explanation really confused me. Now, I feel alot more confident. Thanks again for such a quick response. This forum is great! I hope that I am able to help someone in the future.

Leah