Modifying the cuff from very cabley mittens

Hi All–

I have made this mitten pattern once. The cuff part of the pattern is P2, K4 around (8 times) for rows 1, 2 and 4 except for the third row cable row which is P2, C4B. I really dislike starting a row with a purl stitch in the round because I have found that I have a hard time avoiding ladders when I start with a purl stitch.:gah:
So here is my question. Could I instead work the cuff by doing
k4, p2 around, with the understanding that on the cable row I’d be starting with the C4B?
Then when I get to the last row of the cuff, can I just slip the last two purl stitches to my left needle and work the body of the mitten as directed?

Thanks!
Mornnen

Yes, I’m sure that would woprk just fine. Might be a little awkward doing the cable cross at the very beginning of the needle, but I don’t see why you can’t.