Shadow Cable Pattern Instructions


#1

Patons Classic Wool Shadow Cable Sweater.
I think I understand the instructions until the last three bullets, When it says to repeat the pattern does this include the row 2 - 8 and 10 - 16 for the stocking stitches? (I have the full instructions in pdf but am unable to upload to forum.)

BACK**
With smaller needles cast on 87 ( 93 99- 111 ) sts.
1st row:** (RS). K3. P3. K3. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row:
* P3. *K3. P3. Rep from * to end of row.
These 2 rows form (K3. P3) ribbing.
Cont in (K3. P3) ribbing until work from beg measures 2 ins [5 cm], ending on a 2nd row and inc 17 ( 19 -19- 17 ) sts evenly across last row. 104 ( 112 -118 128 ) sts.

Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as follows:
1st row:** (RS). K4 ( 3 -1- 1 ). *C6B. K4.
Rep from * to last 10 ( 9 -7- 7 ) sts. C6B.K4 ( 3 -1- 1 ).

Beg with purl row, work 7 rows in stocking st.
9th row:** K9 ( 8 -6- 6 ). *C6F. K4. Rep (77010 Natural Marl) from * to last 15 ( 14 -12- 12 ) sts. C6F. K9 ( 8 -6- 6 ).

Beg with purl row, work 7 rows in stocking st.
These 16 rows form Shadow Cable Pat.

*Cont in pat, dec 1 st each end of needle on next and every following 4th row twice more. 98 (106 -112- 122) sts.

  • Cont even in pat for 10 rows. Inc 1 st each end of needle on next and every following 8th row twice more. 104 (112 -118- 128 ) sts.
    *Cont even in pat until work from beg measures 15½ ( 16 -17- 17 ) ins [39.5 (40.5 -43- 43) cm], ending with RS facing for next row.

#2

Hi, After the ribbing and change to larger needles you commence the shadow cable pattern which covers from row 1 to row 16,with cabling on rows 1&9 and st.st worked on all other rows and you keep repeating the 16 rows throughout.
It looks like you make some decreases after the first 16 row pattern rep by decreasing 1 st at each end of the next row then you work 3 rows in pattern and decrease again on the following row and repeat this once more(check your stitch count against the size you are making here). Then it appears you work the next 10 rows in pattern and on the following row you increase 1 st each end of this row. You pattern 7 rows and make the increases on the 8th row and repeat this once again( check your stitch count again). The last part tells you to continue in pattern using the same 16 rows until your work measures the length for the size you are making ending with a right side facing you for the next part.
Hope this helps to explain. Keep a row counter or paper and pen handy to keep track of which row you’re on and good luck with your project.
Linda