I am working on the Embossed Leaf and Cable Merry Widow Shell (there is a picture of the garment there) from Knitting Lingerie Style and I am totally confused by the stitch directions for the “bends” in the mock cables. I am sure that part of my problem is that it is charted instead of written out.
So, here is the set up: Doing the 2 stitch wide mock cable on reverse stockinette. I am going to “bend” the cable to the left so the chart shows this stitch two stitches before the mock cable right twist stitches: “Lift stitch below stitch on left hand needle onto left hand needle, and knit it.” The next stitch box is blank (meaning purl according to the pattern). Then the right twist for the next two stitches. Then the next stitch is “Lift stitch two rows below stitch on right hand needle onto left hand needle and knit it.”
To sum up: the “bend” seems to be over 5 stitches and yet the next row I am back to the two knit stitches running up the front.
The stitches are mirrored for the right bend.
I must be missing dropping a stitch somewhere…