I’m making a sweater from [I]Fitted Knits[/I], the one that starts on p. 106. The instructions for starting to follow the chart make no sense to me. In case you don’t have the book but want to take a crack at interpreting, there are 2 charts, A and B, set up side by side. So row 9 looks like this in the chart (where o = a blank box, and all the x’s would be a big x that covers 6 stitches):
ooxxxxxx 9 xxxxxxoo
chart a chart b
The sweater is knit in the round, I’m knitting right to left, but I’m supposed to knit chart a first and then chart b. Huh? Well, I started with the K2 of chart a, then the 6 cable sts of chart a, P6 between the 2 charts, then the 6 cable sts of chart b, then the K2 of chart b. [I]But[/I] the 2 resulting cables twist in the [I]same[/I] direction, instead of being mirror images of each other. In the photo, the model’s hair obscures some of the cabling, darn it. But if I follow it down lower on the sweater, it sure looks like the cables should be twisting in opposite directions, which is what I’d expect of a pair of cables down the front of a sweater.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Do any of you have this book, and do you know what’s going on? If all else fails, I can visit the author’s Web site and prob’ly ask her, but I thought I’d “use the force” first.