How to execute Cr2

by Pat Wise
(London )

Please can you explain how I would knit Cr2 the explanation is . ...slip the next stitch knit ways , K1 Psso the st over the st just worked back on to the left needle and work into the back of it ....
Any advice would be very welcome . Thanks 🙏

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Mar 20, 2024
C2R/C2L decreases
by: Anonymous

I am knitting a pattern that contains a cable diamond. The C2Rand C2L decreases are used on the top side of the diamond, and the instructions are as follows:

sl 1 st to cn, hold to back, k 2, k2tog (1 st from cn, 1 st from LH ndl) = C2R/dec

SI 2 sts to cn, hold to front, k 1, pass first st from RH ndl over 2nd st (1 st dec), k 2 from cn = C2L/dec

This is probably too late to help you, but hopefully can assist someone else who is currently working on a project.

Jul 29, 2019
by: Ratchadawan

I'm also pretty confused with the instruction.
When I searched the net for Cr2 terminology, it showed up as cable stitch like this;

Cr2 R = sl 1 st on to a cable needle and leave at back of work, k2, then P1 from cable needle.

The one you have is completely different.

"slip the next stitch knit ways , K1 Psso the st over the st just worked back on to the left needle and work into the back of it"

This means we will end up with a decrease st. Here is how I will do it.

Slip the next st knitwise, k1 and pass the slip st over the st just knitted. Place this st back on left needle and knit to the back of it. You'll end up with one decrease. But what I don't understand is why it's called cr2 (cross right 2) because you don't really cross them over as a cable st instead you decrease a st. ?????

I think it's best to get a hold of a designer. You'll get the best answer there. I'm sorry if I can't help much.


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