I am knitting a cable pattern that calls for C6F, but it never calls for C6B.
Doesn’t a cable have to have both “hang in front” and in “back” in order to make a nice twist, or no?
no, a cable front goes one way and cable back goes the opposite. (I can never remember which is which!) A cable front only will repeat the cable direction kind of like this:
/ / A cable both front and back is more like this: / / / / \ kind of S like / \ /
I learnied to do a cable on this site; I made the Irish Hiking Scarf and it is so rewarding one of my favorite scarves.
Haha! my great illustrations didn’t translate will in the submitting. I think you can get the idea. Front goes one way, back goes the other.
if you surround your illustration in [ code ] blocks – it will preserve the white space formatting. Here ya go:
A cable front only will repeat the cable direction kind of like this:
/ / / / /
A cable both front and back is more like this:
/ \ kind of S like / \ /
Gotcha! Thanks so much! I look forward to finishing my first cable project too!