I’m new to cable knitting, so I’m wondering about this. I have the book Knitting Over the Edge, and I’m doing a diamond pattern (on p.99 if you have the book) that is a cable knit decorative edging. The directions for the pattern explain what to do for 20 rows, but it is if you’re knitting flat.
It says that with row 2 and all even rows, purl. At first I thought, no problem, I can just knit if I want stockinette (in the round). Then I thought, wait, won’t that give me a plain strip of stockinette in the middle of my otherwise cabled pattern?
So do I not do those rows at all? My stitch pattern would be one of 10 rows instead of 20? Wouldn’t that come out all squat and funky? Should I repeat the directions for the odd numbered rows twice? 1 and then 1 again, 3, 3, etc?