I've completed a headband that was cable stitch, so I understand how the cable stitch works, skipping stitches, then 2 fpdc and go back to skipped stitches and fpdc. I'll admit, I really enjoyed doing this.
So, now I found an owl mitt pattern on Ravelry, that has the cable stitches. But I'm stumped. I'm hoping someone, here, will help me decipher it. Here is the link: http://www.ravelry.c...ary/owl-mitts-2 I think that they are so cute and I'm excited to wear them!
My problem is on Rnd. 3 at the Owl Cross. I'm going to copy/paste Rnd. 2 and 3 and explain where my problem is..."R2: ch 2, 15 dc, 2 fpdc, 8 dc, 2 fpdc, 2 dc, sl to join. (30)
R3: ch 2, 15 dc, OWL CROSS, 2 dc, sl to join. (30)"
Here is a c/p of the Owl Cross: "OWL CROSS: skip 4 stitches, 2 fptr, ch 2, reach in front of the trebles and fptr in each of the 2
fpdcs you skipped, skip 4 stitches, 2 fptr (into the far pair of fpdc's), ch 2, reach behind the
trebles and fptr in each of the 2 fpdcs you skipped, skip past the rest of the cabling,"
My problem is this: After I ch 2 and do the 15 DC...I do the first half of the Owl Cross. I found it confusing because I felt like there were skipped dc's in between the 2 sets of fptr. THEN it says to skip 4 and do 2 fpdc into the far pair of fpdc (ok, no problem, but it seems like it skips a bunch and it wants to buckle). here is where i get CONFUSED: I understand what it means to ch 2 reach behind the trebles and fptr in each of the "2 FPDC's YOU SKIPPED"...where are they? I don't see anything but dc's that I skipped. there was only 2 FPDC's over there, and I just used them! I look up at Rnd 2 and it appears I followed it to a T. There are only 2 sets of fpdc in round 2. I'm so confused.
If I have made any sense as to what my problem is, I'd appreciate help. It was confusing to type it all out!
Thanks in advance..