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.

Comments for Cap Hill Cable Hat - What does C5F stand for?

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Apr 25, 2017
Cap Hill Cable Hat - What does C5F stand for?
by: Ratchadawan


Hi Dolly,

When I looked at a picture of a Cap Hill Cable Hat (, 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,


Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own comment! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Knitting Questions And Comments.

spring banner


Enjoy this page? Please pay it forward. Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.