Someone is learning how to knit cables! Hey, that’s me! I took a class (surprise!) and there was some pre-class homework to do for the initial ribbing. I finished the ribbing and thought I’d just dive right into the cabling task. I had seen cabling demonstrated once and I thought, you know, Nike-wise: Just Do It.
So I did it! And what did I learn in class? That I was holding my knitting backwards, or inside-out, sort of. That means when the pattern said “hold the cable needle in front” I was actually holding it in back. This is not a problem, as long I’m consistent and hold it in back for the rest of the pattern, now that I’ve oriented my knitting correctly.
I also learned that even though it sounds easy to count to 5 (purl stitches) and 6 (knitting stitches), sometimes I didn’t make that happen. One of my fellow knitters suggested using a marker at each stitch change and then I wouldn’t have the opportunity to miscount on each row (assuming I got the first row correct). Whoa! Great idea . . . for the next project.
I actually am learning something new each day.