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Cap Hill Cable Hat - What does C5F stand for?

by Dolly
(Cleveland, Ohio)



Question: Please explain the term C5F, in the abbreviation, it states to put 3 stitches on cable and knit 2 from left needle. However, on another site it states to place 2 sts on cable needle and knit 3 from left needle. Which is correct.





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Cap Hill Cable Hat - What does C5F stand for?
by: Ratchadawan

Answer:

Hi Dolly,

When I looked at a picture of a Cap Hill Cable Hat (https://www.craftsy.com/knitting/kits/cap-hill-cable-hat-knitting-kit/466791), I saw a cable pattern with 3 sts in front of work. So, the designer gave you the right interpretation. Therefore, the right way for this pattern is to place 3 sts on a cable needle and place them in front of work, then knit 2 from left needle. When you did that, you can compare your cable to the picture. It should look the same.

I don't know exactly what is the right way to translate "C5F" because there are so many ways people use them. I think the best way is to look at the pattern and always stick with the knitting term that comes with the pattern itself.

Thank you for visiting and happy knitting,

Ratcha

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