I am knitting an infant sweater which is a cable pattern. I start with 48 stitches and must increase to 144 (over a 5 inch length) knitting into the front and then the back of the stitch. The pattern has 8 rows. Row 1 is knit, 2 purl, 3 sl 2 to cn, knit 2, knit the 2 on cn then knit 4. Row 4 is a purl row, 5 knit, 6 purl, 7 same as 3, 8 is purl. Each row starts with 4 seed stitches and ends with 4 seed stitches. My increases have been only on knit rows because when I increased on purl rows I ended up with holes. I have ripped this out several times because I don’t really know when to increase and the cables are not consistant. The pattern is not clear at all on that. I hope someone out there can help me. I have never done any cabling before and don’t want to give up!
Many thanks in advance.