I’m casting on for Enigmatic. It’s not a free pattern so I need to be kind of vague in my question, forgive me.
The total cable chart is 24 sts; however, what the designer did is break it up into parts using letters/arrows. For instance, on the sleeve (the first thing I’m having trouble with,) the instruction reads sort of like this: Work cable/rib pattern as follows: Work between A and B 2 times, work between A and C 3 times, work between A and D 2 times. I totally get that part, the part I do not get is this: It follows standard sleeve increases at the edges every so many rows, nothing weird there, but then says [I]“working inc sts in cable/rib pattern” [/I]and that’s where I’m lost. They give explicit instructions on how to work the original number of sts on the sleeve, so I’m not sure if they mean to use that cable/rib pattern (the one I mentioned above) or the as-is 24-stitch one and if they mean the sleeve one (which I imagine they do,) I totally don’t know how I would do that.
This is not the actual stitch pattern, but let’s pretend so I can ask my question better.
Cable/Rib: k1 (selvedge), [k1, p1 twice] (section 1), [k1, p1 twice, 4-stitch cable, k1, p1 twice] (section 2, worked 3 times each repeat), [k1, p1] twice (section 3), k1 (selvedge)
So starting out I’d have 46 stitches, after my first increase, I would have 48. What do I do with those 2 new stitches? Would the one on the right (with right side facing) be the end of THAT repeat above (a p1 in this case) and the one on the left be the beginning of a new one (a k1 in this case)? in other words, on the right side of the RS, I’d be expanding the cable pattern from left to right of the chart and on the left side of the right side, I’d be expanding the cable pattern from right to left of the chart? If that’s the case, what do I do when it gets big enough to incorporate the cabling, but I just don’t have enough stitches yet for the cable, like do I just start doing the cabling as soon as I hit a Row 3 (cable row) after I have 4 stitches available in that section, so there just might be a little bit of 4-stitch stockinette until I get to that point?
This pattern is written in a way I haven’t seen before, I know I’m making this more difficult than it is (at least I hope lol) and thank you all in advance!
ETA: I think I get it, those 4 “edge” rib stitches of Section 1 and Section 3 were throwing me off, but I think I’m okay now. Once those edge stitches are worked, there are always going to be 8 stitches on either side of each 4-stitch cable (Section 2 continues with that), so THAT is what I need to shoot for (I think.) In other words, on the right edge with the RS facing, I would add the 4 cable stitches first (since there will already be the 8 filler stitches at the beginning of the sleeve and really those will just be stockinette until I have the 4 sts and get to a row 3?), then the 4 “beginning” stitches of the cable repeat, left to right, then the 4 “end” sts of the cable repeat left to right, then the 4 st cable again, and keep repeating that as I have the stitches, yes? I think that might be it! Thanks again!