Oops! Now What Do I Do? homework

Your homework swatch will have four sections from left to right containing: cables, moss stitch, garter stitch, and stockinette stitch and a four-stitch wide garter-stitch border. Practice in class will be easier if you use worsted or larger yarn and if that yarn tends not to split. Working stitches loosely (go up a needle size or two if necessary) will also help. You will also be inserting a couple mistakes we can fix in class. In the “Pattern rows” directions below, the semi-colons indicate the break between each section. You may want to employ stitch markers when you work.

(Edges on sample were worked by knitting the first stitch of each row through the back of the loop and slipping the last stitch of each row purlwise with yarn in front. This is optional. If you choose to do it, then rows begin with k1-tbl, k3 and end with k3, sl1-pw-wyif instead of beginning and ending with k4.)

Abbreviations:
k = knit    p = purl
c4f = cable 4 front — i.e. cross 2 stitches over 2 stitches so that the cable leans left; the 2 stitches held on the cable needle will be held in front
c4b = cable 4 back — i.e. cross 2 stitches over 2 stitches so that the cable leans right; the 2 stitches held on the cable needle will be held in back

Cast-on 52 stitches. (Sample was crocheted cast-on, but you can do what you like.)
Work 4 rows garter stitch — i.e. knit every row.
Odd-numbered rows are right side.

Pattern rows:
Row 1: k4; k10; k10; p2 k2 p2 k2 p2; p2 k4 p2 k4 p2; k4.
Row 2: k4; k2 p4 k2 p4 k2; k2 p2 k2 p2 k2; k10; p10; k4.
Row 3: k4; k10; k10; k2 p2 k2 p2 k2; p2 c4f p2 c4b, p2; k4.
Row 4: k4; k2 p4 k2 p4 k2; p2 k2 p2 k2 p2; k10; p10; k4.

Row 5: repeat Row 1
Row 6: repeat Row 2
Row 7: k4; k10; k10; k2 p2 k2 p2 k2; p2 c4f p2 c4f*, p2; k4.
    *We are purposely inserting a mistake.
Row 8: repeat Row 4.

Row 9: k4; k4 p1* k5; k10; p2 k2 p2 k2 p2; p2 k4 p2 k4 p2; k4.
    *We are purposely inserting a mistake.
Row 10: repeat Row 2.
Row 11: repeat Row 3.
Row 12: repeat Row 4.

Row 13: repeat Row 1.
Row 14: repeat Row 2.

Do not cut yarn. Leave work on needles.

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