I am so indebted to Stephanie, The Yarn Harlot. I was merrily working on my cabled riding jacket when I noticed a mis-crossed cable. In desperation I asked for help and Stephanie created a tutorial on how to fix the miscrossed cable without unraveling the last six rows.
I think I've moved the pictures into the right order: top, needle points to mistake; second, 6 rows of 5 cable stitches unravelled--sweaty palms time; third, 5 stitches recrossed in right direction; fourth, 6 rows reknitted, a mini-knitting project. Brilliant, but I'm not taking any credit. My knitting muse deserves all of the credit.
So once again, thankyouthankyouthankyou dear Stephanie, and I'm sorry about the "niggling".
Go visit Stepanie to see how it's really done and feel the love.