Help with Cable Knit Pattern Sweater

Hello, I’m new to KnittingHelp.com and I’m a bit confused about a sweater pattern I’m working on. Many of my past knitting/crochet projects have been followed online (YouTubes) but for this project I am following a written pattern. I’m a bit confused about the raglan shaping part. I am knitting a size large men’s sweater with a crew neck and the amount of decreases to the sweater will (I think) affect my cable pattern- if I’m reading it correctly. The remainder stitches to go on a holder are 44 stitches. The cable pattern in the center of the sweater is 56 stitches. This will cut into my pattern?

If someone could shed some light I’d really appreciate it. IMG_0645

I have cut and pasted the Raglan Shaping portion of my pattern.

Shape Raglan
Cast off 4 [4:5:5:5:5] sts in patt at beg
of next 2 rows.
74 [84:92:102:112:122] sts.
1st Row. K1, s1, k1, psso, patt to last
3 sts, k2tog, k1.
72 [82:90:100:110:120] sts.
2nd Row. P1, p2tog, patt to last 3 sts,
p2togtbl, p1.
70 [80:88:98:108:118] sts.
1st and 2nd rows set raglan shapings.


Work 8 [12:10:16:16:18] rows dec 1 st
at each end as before in every row.
54 [56:68:66:76:82] sts.
Proceed as follows:-
1st Row. K1, s1, k1, psso, patt to last
3 sts, k2tog, k1.
52 [54:66:64:74:80] sts.
2nd Row. P2, patt to last 2 sts, p2.
1st and 2nd rows set raglan shapings.
**
Work 22 [20:30:26:30:34] rows dec
1 st at each end as before in next and
every foll alt row.
30 [34:36:38:44:46] sts.
Leave rem 30 [34:36:38:44:46] sts on
a stitch hold

Full Pattern Link:

file:///home/chronos/u-d4133c1d9df134818fef7e66c938eecba20d8024/MyFiles/Downloads/Aransweater.pdf

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Welcome to KH!
Yes, the decreases will affect the cable panel. You may be able to see this in the pattern photo depending on the size shown in the photo. The decreases will “eat into” the cables.
If you don’t have enough sts for a complete cable plus and extra edge stitch, then don’t work the cable on that row. Work in stockinette instead.

Hello! Thank you for your reply. I will continue to decrease until I reach the required remainder for the stitch holder (40 stitches). The cable pattern has 56 stitches so it will eat into it a bit. The picture shown has 80 plus stitches on the needle, so I have a ways to go.
Thanks again and I’m sure I’ll be posting again for help as I continue with this project.

Cathy

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