Cable sweater help


I’m knitting a cable sweater using a Patons pattern book and I’m a little confused at to what it wants me to do at the beginning, it reads thus;

[COLOR=“Blue”]‘Using 4.00mm needles, cast on 90 (98-110-118-126-134) sts.
1st row (right side) - K2, * P2, K2, rep from * to end.
2nd row - P2, * K2, P2, rep from * to end. **’[/COLOR]

this bit I get, and have no trouble doing however it’s the next bit that has me thoroughly confused

‘[COLOR=“Blue”]Rep 1st and 2nd rows 7 times, dec 1 (1-3-3-1-1) st/s evenly across last row… 89 (97-107-115-125-133) sts, 16 rows rib in all’[/COLOR]

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Fae :slight_smile:

After you knit the 1st and 2nd rows, you will repeat and knit the 1st and 2nd rows 7 more times until you’ve completed 16 rows altogether.

AND while you are knitting the 16th row you will decrease 1 or 3 stitches evenly across the row. (depending on which size you are making)

“Decrease evenly across the row” means that you will space the decreases out across the row so they aren’t all bunched up together. For instance, if you cast on 90 sts, you will knit/purl 44 sts, then decrease 1 st. Then knit/purl the rest of the sts.

hth, knitcindy

Thank you very much knitcindy.