Need help. I can't understand this row at all

P1, 1/2 RC, k1, 1/2 LC, p1

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

RC and LC are right cross and left cross. Maybe over 3 sts… that would refer to the 1/2 and 2/1. There should be an explanation in the pattern lines itself or at the beginning before the cast on instructions.

1/2LC: slip 1 st to dpn/cn and hold in front, k2, then k1 from dpn/cn.

1/2RC: slip 2 sts to dpn/cn and hold in back, k1, then k2 from dpn/cn.

This info should be in your pattern.

cam

Is it a travelling cable on a purl background?

Then it would be RC - slip one stitch and hold in back, knit 2, purl stitch from cable needle.

LC would be slip 2 stitches and hold in front, p1, knit 2 from cable needle.

Sorry to not get back in touch, I’ve been on vacation.

I’m making the Susan Rainey block from “The Great American Aran Afghan” .

Instructions for chart in question are below

chart B
over 9 stitches
row 1 (RS) p1,k7,p1
row 2 and 4 k1,p7,k1
[B]row 3 p1, 1/2 rc, k1, 1/2 lc, p1[/B]
rep rows 1-4 for chart b

So my question was for row 3. I’ve been teaching myself knitting and unless the instructions are pretty explicit I sometimes struggle for awhile. At first my confusion was with knowing what the 1/2 rc etc meant. But everyone here helped with that. :))). Then it was wondering if I should be purling or knitting. But I am going to work the cable on the assumption that I would have been told to purl it is that is what was required. LOL…if I’m wrong I can just rip it out again!

Thanks again for your help.

I don’t know what I would do without all of you :slight_smile:

Then it was wondering if I should be purling or knitting. But I am going to work the cable on the assumption that I would have been told to purl it is that is what was required.

Not sure what you’re asking here. If you’re referring to the crossed sts the instr for them have been posted. Each cable is a combo of K and P.

cam

You mean whether to knit or purl the cable stitches, right?-- you definitely knit them. Here’s how to tell: see the row before, where it tells you to purl 7? Those 7 stitches are the 1/2rc [3], K1 [1] , 1/2 lc [3] stitches. So you purled them on one side, and are now going to knit them on the other side, which will give you the nice little Vs of stockinette stitch.
And I love your attitude!-- that if you get it wrong, you’ll just rip it out and do it over!:happydance:

You mean whether to knit or purl the cable stitches, right?-- you definitely knit them.

Not necessarily. It depends on which version of the LC and RC is used. Ingrid’s instr show that part of the cable is worked K, part of it P. My version is all K. Each will look slightly diff. The best thing for the orig poster to do is to work each one on her swatch and see which she likes better (seeing as it appears her patt didn’t state how to do them). Saves her doing them on the actual project and having to rip out.

cam

I beg your pardon, but yes, necessarily so. The pattern comes from Knitters Magazine and their publishing company. When they say 1/2 lc, they ALWAYS define that as “slip 1 to cable needle, hold to front, k2, k1 from cable needle”, and 1/2 rc as “slip 2 to cable needle, hold to back, knit 1, knit 2 from cable needle.” That doesn’t mean that there isn’t a misprint somewhere-- but it is safe to say that the above directions are what they intended.

The pattern comes from Knitters Magazine and their publishing company.

The poster didn’t originally indicate that info. If the patt is from their pub then I’d tend to think they’d have a Glossary or similar to advise the knitter how to create a specific st patt.

Based on the orig single line of inquiry it was left to the three of us who responded to guess as to which version of the technique was intended to be used. (She sub posted the book info. Those of us who don’t have, or aren’t familiar, with that pub didn’t know it was Knitter’s Mag specific.)

cam