Abbreviation C2

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Karoline
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Abbreviation C2

Postby Karoline » Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:51 am

Hello
I don't understand how this is worded can you help

C2=cross2,k2 tog leaving both sts on left hand needle, then knit st again and slip both stitches off needle

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Re: Abbreviation C2

Postby darknit » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:43 am

Hello Karoline and welcome

I'm sorry that I don't really understand that instruction either. And I do a lot of aran and cabling type knitting. The best advice I can give you is to look at the picture of the garment and judge the part that covers that instruction and then experiment. My first thought when reading that was to say that the "tog" shouldn't be there, as that would just give you a simple one-stitch-over-the-next cable. You could try that first.

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Re: Abbreviation C2

Postby TonyH » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:30 pm

Hi, Karoline. I think I've seen this stitch, or something very like it. The one I saw went this way:

Knit two stitches together, leaving them on the left-hand needle. Then knit those two stitches together again through the back of the stitches and slip them off the needle as normal. It's not a particularly elegant stitch but I'll look through my old swatches and see if I can find it.
:cheers: Tony

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Re: Abbreviation C2

Postby TonyH » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:53 pm

Found it!
C2.JPG
C2.JPG (46.41 KiB) Viewed 631 times
. Hope this is what you are looking at. :)
It also had an interesting cast off. You cast off as 'normal'until the last stitch. You then pass the stitch on the right-hand needle onto the left-hand needle and knit the two together.
:cheers: Tony

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Re: Abbreviation C2

Postby darknit » Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:17 pm

Well done Tony! Not the clearest of instructions as per the original - yours are much better.

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Re: Abbreviation C2

Postby TonyH » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:38 pm

Thank you darknit. Lovely thing to say. Feeling quite proud :blush3:
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Re: Abbreviation C2

Postby Karoline » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:31 am

Hi and Thank you all
I have since found out from the pattern writer that C2 means that and just that
this is the stitch knit 2 tog and leave stitches on left hand and then knit the 1st stitch again and then slip both to right hand needle
there is no increase
Thank you for your info and time'
Karoline

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Re: Abbreviation C2

Postby TonyH » Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:18 pm

I had a go at this and it’s quite different to my version. This seems to look like a false cable. Nice looking stitch though. :)
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