I am working on the great american aran afghan and one of the cables have me confused.
2/1/2 RPC (Sl 3 to cn, hold to back, k2; sl last st from cn to LH needle and p it; k2 from cn)
It this what they are saying to do? Slip 3 stitches to the cable needle and hold it to the back of your work, then knit 2 off the left hand needle, then slip the last stitch from the cable needle (which would be the first stitch I slipped off) back to the left hand needle and purl it, then k2 the last 2 from the cn?
I think this is how it reads, but why would you slip the last stitch back to the LH needle to purl it, why not purl it from the cn? That is where I don’t understand it.