A C3b means to slip three sts on to the cable needle, bring them to the back, knit the next three sts and then knit the sts on the cable needle. The C3f is the same except the resting sts on the cable needle are brought to the front of the work. A series of these will make twisting cables.
What does C3B mean in knitting?
C3B A right slanting cable; keep the first two stitches on a cable needle and hold it at the back. Knit the next stitch from your left needle.
What does Cable in mean in knitting?
Cables. In the most fundamental sense, they are made by knitting groups of stitches out of order — you place a couple of stitches on hold, work the next stitches, then return to work the previous stitches you placed on hold. …
Does cable needle size matter?
Frequently cable needles come in a package with 2 or 3 sizes. It is best to use a cable needle close to the size of the needle you are using to knit your project. If a needle is too thin, the stitches may slide off as you are working your cable.
What does 3 1 RPC mean in knitting?
3/1 Right Purl Cross (3/1 RPC) and its chart symbol. The steps for 3/1 RPC in right-handed knitting are: Slip one stitch to a cable needle, and hold to the back of the work. Knit three stitches from the left needle. Purl one stitch from the cable needle.
How many rows are in between cables?
Standard cables have the same number of plain rows between turning rows as there are stitches in the cable. If the cable is 6 stitches wide, for example, you work the turning row every 6 rows.
What does Cable 4 forward mean?
The Cable Four Front uses the abbreviation C4F, the 4 standing for the four stitches involved in the completed cable. The F is for Front or forward, explaining where your cable needle will go when you are working to create the twist.