i’m working on the manly sweater from S&B, which i had planned on adding the cabled sleeves from Durrow from MagKnits too. The chart is too complicated for me and there seems to be a large amount of rev. st. st. on the RS which is freaking me out anyway.
I’m going back to the sleeve instructions for the original sweater, which is done in a K5, P1 rib.
Question 1: How do you maintain the K5, P1 ribbing after the increases begin? This one has increases first every 4th row and then every 16th row for a total of 46 stitches increased. The row before the increases begins with a k1, p1, It doesn’t say where to do the increases (i would figure at the beginning of the rows) and how would I continue to do the 5x1? Would I just add K stitches for the first 4, then the next one would be a purl, then 5 K increases and a purl kinda thing expanding outwards in the K5, P1?
Question 2: if I wanted to add a cable to this sleeve, say a 14-stitch cable, how am I going to determine the center 14 stitches with all of that increasing? i figured i would start the cable 2 inches into the sleeve, as in the Durrow pattern. Based on gauge, that would have me at around 5 increased stitches, so 56 stitches, and that is where the increases would go to every 6th row, so would i do 21 in 5x1, 14 in cable, and 21 in 5x1 at that point or is that not really the middle because increases will follow? Durrow works cable until 4" and then goes into increase rows, but just says to “maintain pattern” so maybe this is right?
Question 3: Am I in over my head here?
Thanks a bunch!