# Pattern help

Rows 1-2: *k1, p1; repeat from * to end.
Row 3: *12-st LC, (k1, p1) 6 times; rep from * to end
Rows 4-8: *k1, p1; repeat from * to end.
Row 9: *(k1, p1) 6 times, 12-st RC; rep from * to end
Rows 10-12: *(k1, p1); repeat from * to end of row.
Repeat rows 1-12 for 25 repeats.

I do not quite understand rows 3 and 9. This is the explanation for these rows with the pattern:
12-st LC: slip 6 stitches from left needle to a cable needle and hold in FRONT, (k1, p1) 3 times, work sts from cn as follows; (k1, p1) 3 times.
12-st RC: slip 6 stitches from left needle to a cable needle and hold in BACK, (k1, p1) 3 times, work sts from cn as follows; (k1, p1) 3 times

What happens to the stitches on the cable needle, when do I knit them or donË‡t? Please explain like for a beginner because english is not my first language either. Thank you!

Welcome to KH!
The abbreviation cn stands for cable needle.
12-st LC: slip 6 stitches from left needle to a cable needle and hold in FRONT, (k1, p1) 3 times, work sts from cn (cable needle) as follows; (k1, p1) 3 times.
12-st RC: slip 6 stitches from left needle to a cable needle and hold in BACK, (k1, p1) 3 times, work sts from cn (cable needle) as follows; (k1, p1) 3 times

Hereâ€™s a video for an 8 stitch cable crossing to the left (LC). Itâ€™s all knit whereas yours is a 12 stitch cable which is k1p1 but the basic idea is the same.

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Thank you! I understand most of it now but what does â€ś12-stâ€ť mean in the rows 3 and 9? Row 3 - do I put the very first stitches on the cable needle?

12-st means that the cable is going to use 12 stitches total, 6sts crossing over 6sts.
Yes, row 3 begins with a cable to put the first 6sts onto the cable needle and hold them to the front. Thatâ€™ll make the LC or left cross.

Got it, thank you so much for helping out!