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Topic: Beginner stuff- seriously can't figure these out!  (Read 516 times)
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« on: September 24, 2008 07:44:09 PM »

I've learned to knit (extremely recently) thanks to internet tutorials (yeay) and have the standard knit and purl stitches down... and stockinette...

Ok, but beyond that??!! Oh man, I'm lost!! I just tried a cable pattern that sounded REALLY easy, but the stockinette "pattern" or whatever was on one side, and the cables ended up on the other.... I'm sure some of you must be giggling at me, but what did I do wrong? I did it over and over and over, and I just can't figure it out.

Oh I just don't get it, I'm thisclose to stomping my foot and throwing a tantrum Sad

Also, the fantastic "beginners, read this first" post on here was EXCELLENT, except I still don't get / can't find an explanation to some things- where might I go (or what book should I purchase) to find out more about these wonderful knitting heiroglyphics?

HELP!! (pretty please?)  I'm seriously feeling like I should sell my Versa and buy a wee little school bus.......

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« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2008 07:51:15 PM »

cables tend to have a "background" of purl stitches, not knit stitches, so if you have little lines instead of v's on the same side as the cables, you're on the right track!

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« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2008 09:01:06 PM »

Yep, that's right. Cables usually have rev stockinette, or the purl side, on either side of them. so it sounds like you're doing okay.

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