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Re: knitting, sl 2 sts to cn, what is cn?
Posted by: KT (IP Logged)
Date: April 18, 2007 08:28PM

cn stands for Cable Needle. You are doing a cable so you slip two stitches purlwise onto your cable needle, holding the cable needle to the back of your work, knit the next stitch on your holding needle. Now knit the two stitches on your cable needle in the same order you slipped them on -- the first stitch that you slipped on will be the first stitch you knit off the cable needle.

If you don't have a cable needle, use any double pointed needle you have of a size that is close to the needles you are working with. If you don't have a double pointed needle of comparable size, you can use another straight needle. Before you work the stitches that you slip onto a straight needle, slip them back on to your regular holding needle.

Or, if you are feeling very confident of your ability to pick-up stitches again, slip those first two stitches off your holding needle, pushing them to the back, knit the next stitch, remount those first two stitches back onto your holding needle and then knit them.

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  knitting, sl 2 sts to cn, what is cn? ladyelwood 04/18/2007 06:20PM
  Re: knitting, sl 2 sts to cn, what is cn? KT 04/18/2007 08:28PM
  Re: knitting, sl 2 sts to cn, what is cn? Alex 04/18/2007 09:24PM

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