My next cable cardi, is one from Vague - I know they call themselves "Vogue" but errors abound in so many of their vague patterns, this is normal. This one is from Fall 2008, the Old Penny Cardi or as they have renamed it - #11 Forestry. And I'm writing about how I'm doing this on the machine. I'm putting a 30st panel into the centre back, as quite a few people have.
The cable pattern is an old one, done over 5 stitches, 1 and 5 are swapped, one goes behind, one in front, and the three in the middle remain in the same place. We've just had Susan Guigliumi visiting, and I'm bringing her bridging ideas into the mix.
I'm using the hold and part levers to put in some extra slack so I can do the four cables. On the row before I'm due to cross the cables, I pinch the RS levers into the centre - hold and part. and hold on
|bring all the pattern needles to hold and knit +1 or +2 MT|
Knit up to the held needles, disengage the row counter, then back up, and put the left side lever into part, take off the hold, and +1MT on the stitch dial, in this case, up to T5 then knit the 30 centre needles, back up, bring all the remaining needles all the way out to hold, reduce the stitch dial to MT (T4) and knit them. Re-engage the row counter.
|Bring needles to be crossed out all other to UWP so none can unravel during cabling|
|bring the middle 3 to UWP, one stitch goes behind, one goes in front|
|Here the stitch going in front is being collected with the latch tool|
|Here, the stitch at the back is hanging on its correct needle and the front stitch is being teased into position by the latch tool|
|the infront stitch is on the needle and the back stitch is going onto it's new needle|
|Here they are done|
|There is a bit of pulling|
|but putting them all back into UWP helps the machine knit them off|
|And there they are knitted. All to do now is latch back the two purl stitches|