Cable panel?

:?? I have just sat down to read the pattern I am excited to start and don’t know what to do with a cable panel.

The pattern reads as follows:
Row 1 (Right Side): P2, C12F, P2. Row 2: K2, P12, K2.
Row 3: P2, K12, P2. Rows 4-19: Rep Rows 2 and 3.
Row 20: Rep Row 2.
Rep Rows 1-20 for Cable Panel.

BACK: With smaller needles, cast on 77 (85, 93, 103, 111)
sts. Work in ribbing as follows:
Row 1 (Wrong Side): P1, * K1, P1; rep from * across.
Row 2: K1, * P1, K1; rep from * across.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 for ribbing for 4”, inc 1 st at center of
last row, end Row 1 – 78 (86, 94, 104, 112) sts. Change to
larger needles and St st, beg K row, until 11” from beg, end
P row.
Shape Raglans: Bind off 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) sts at beg of next 2
rows. Dec Row 1: K1, ssk, work to last 3 sts; K2tog, K1.
Next Row: Work in pat. Rep last 2 rows 21 (20, 21, 20, 21)
times more – 32 (40, 44, 54, 58) sts.
FOR LAST 4 SIZES ONLY - Dec Row 2: K1, sssk, work
to last 4 sts; K3tog, K1. Next Row: Work in pat. Rep last 2
rows (1, 2, 4, 5) times more – (32, 32, 34, 34) sts.
ALL SIZES: Place rem sts on a holder.

FRONT: Work ribbing same as for EXCEPT inc 5 sts
evenly spaced on last row, end Row 1 – 82 (90, 98, 108,
116) sts. [U]Change to larger needles and place Cable Panel
as follows:
Row 1: K33 (37, 41, 46, 50), pm, P2, K12, P2, pm, K to
Row 2: P to marker, K2, P12, K2, P to end.
Row 3: K to marker, P2, K12, P2, K to end.
Rep last 2 rows 8 (8, 8, 3, 3) times more, then rep Row 2
again. Keeping sts outside of markers in St st, work Cable
Panel, beg with Row 1, inside markers until 11” from beg,
end wrong side row.[/U]
So what I don’t understand is…how do I attach the panel to the side stitches? I know it goes between the pm’s but how do I attach it to the side? Or do I just knit the cable panel in this space, leave the sides to dangel and then seam together when complete? But If I do that then why does it say to k2, p12, k2, p to end ect…?? OY! This is the first time I have worked with something like this and am not an expert at all…any clarification would be wonderful!

I think what makes this somewhat confusing is the use of the word “place” where it says to place the cable.

Basically, you are going to work the cable patterning in between where you placed the markers. In rows 2 and 3 it’s not really clear about that either, but the P to the end in line 2 and the K to the end in line 3 are actually happening after where you placed your second markers.

So, for example, on line 2, it might be clearer if it said:

Row 2: P to marker, K2, P12, K2, [COLOR=“Purple”][B]slip second marker[/B][/COLOR], P to end.

Row 3: K to marker, P2, K12, P2, [COLOR=“Purple”][B]slip second marker[/B][/COLOR], K to end.

And so on…

As you progress in your pattern, I think it will make more sense.

Hope that helps!


Thank you so much for the help. I have just balled my yarn and am ready to give it a go.

Your insite helped me :wink:

(also, your kitty in your pic is beautiful! I miss mine terribly…we had to put him down last week…he was old old old but I miss him)
Happy holidays!

No problem! You should post up a picture when you get farther along in your project.

Sorry about your kitty. :frowning: The one in my avatar is my feral kitten rescue, named Sasha. She almost didn’t make it when she was a kitten, but she’s almost seven now and doing well (and spoiled rotten of course).

Maybe eventually you can rescue another kitty, because the world just isn’t quite right without one around. :slight_smile:

Happy holidays to you too!