I am making this afghan and absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the cable panel I wish you could see it better on the picture in the pattern, you can see it best on the picture of the cushion. BUT I’m reeeeeeally having a hard time with the other panel, of which I have to make two…eek… It’s a box stitch pattern (that’s how it’s referred to in this pattern anyways), basically K3P3 as though you’re doing ribbing, but every 6 rows you switch the knits and the purls to form kind of a stockinette/reverse stockinette checkerboard. It matches some of the detail stitches in the cable panel so in that regard I feel I should just follow the pattern, but I am absolutely BORED out of my tree and I wish there was something else I could do for that panel instead. I feel like I’m not going to follow through with the afghan if I have to do two loooooong panels of this very boring pattern. :?
So my question…would another cable panel be too much??? What else could I do that wouldn’t be so boring? I don’t know if lace would fit with the aran style of the main cable panels.