Removing cable pattern

I am knitting a cardigan that has a cable pattern on the front, however I dont want to include the cable so do i need to alter the number of stitches?

Any advice gratefully received


Hi and welocme!
Probably. The cables pull in the knit fabric. If you’re going to take out a cable, you may need to decrease the cast on number. Knitting a swatch will tell you how many sts to cast on for a given measurement so that will help you determine how to change the stitch number.

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Many thanks for your help.