Fear you say...FEAR...well if its fear thats the problem........lets nail this little bugger together!!! Anyone else have a fear of cables....go and get a cuppa, have a little sit and I will try my best to keep this as simple as possible.
First up...You need the needle. We have 2 on the market and if you are learning don't even bother with the straight number. Its a total waste of time, your stitches will slip of the little sucker and it will make the job of learning this new art a NIGHTMARE. Get the one with the wavy bit in the middle...PERFECT! Tania you should be receiving yours soon..he he...I still have your address!!!
Work out a pattern, this is mine.....
Cast on 32 Stitches
Row 1 *Knit 2, Purl 4* Repeat sequence until last 2 stitches Knit 2
Row 2 *Purl 2, Knit 4* Repeat sequence until last 2 stitches Purl 2
Repeat this for as many rows as you like...Its up to you (just keep count!!)...OK lets nail this little slippery sucker!!!
Purl 2, Pick up the cable needle and slip on the next 2 stitches
Allow the needle to rest at the front of your work...It can rest at the back also, either way just remember which way you would like it to sit, it has to be the same every time for the pattern to flow.
The cable needle will just hang there nicely...take your time...it will feel a little odd to have it just hanging there.
Then pick up the cable needle and knit it back onto the needle. The stitches came on at one end and they need to come off at the other. Do not twist your work!! It may feel a little tight..thats normal.
Just keep the pattern going until the end and Purl the last 2 stitches.