Some answers to questions you might find useful
Cable Cast On
This is a really useful cast on. It uses the size of the needle you are working with to act like a spacer for a very even, relaxed and consistent cast on.
To begin, you need to cast on two stitches. Insert your RHN (right hand needle) between the two stitches on your LHN (left hand needle) and wrap the yarn around your RHN as though you are making a knit stitch, draw the needle back through and put the resulting stitch onto your LHN from your hand to the needle tip.
Important: before you tighten up your yarn, insert your RHN between the stitch you just made and the one prior and then you can draw your yarn a little taught before you wrap it around the RHN. Continue until you have the desired number of stitches.
Full Explanation for Make 1 Right (M1R)
make 1 right is created by using your LHN to lift the strand of yarn that is between the stitch on your RHN and the stitch on your LHN from the back to the front and then either knitting or purling into the front of the stitch created by lifting the strand .
Shortcut to M1R
Pick up the bar between the stitches from back to front, knit or purl in the front
Full Explanation for Make 1 Left (M1L)
make 1 left is created by using your LHN to lift the strand of yarn that is between the stitch on your RHN and the stitch on your LHN from the front to the back and then either knitting or purling into the back of the stitch created by lifting the strand.
Shortcut to M1L
Pick up the bar between the stitches from front to back, knit or purl in the back
German Short Rows
GSR or German Short Row
Work the number of stitches required then work the next stitch (your GSR stitch), turn, with the yarn in front, slip the stitch just worked purlwise from the left hand needle onto the right hand needle, lift yarn over the right hand needle back into knit or purl position (the stitch will present as a double leg).
When you come to this stitch on the next row you will work this double stitch (gsr) as one stitch.