If this sounds confusing, you are not alone!! I have contacted the pattern site and tried to talk with someone at a knitting store and so here is my last attempt before giving up.
I love the intricate looks of this! But I’ve been having such difficulties with the side increased cables. I’ve taken out soo many rows. I will try my best to explain.
I am making the XS/M size which starts with only two of the braided cables on either side. These cables slant inward due to a P2tog on either side that brings them in diagonally. The pattern calls for two additional cables to be increased into the pattern using a KFB on either side (which balances the stitch count with the P2tog).
Here is my issue: The braided cables that are increased into the pattern look incredibly jumbled since they are constantly shifting over the KFB stitch and this does not appear as a problem in the images of the sweater. Is there a way to accomplish a uniform braided cable while shifting it over stitches?
I’ve included my most recent practice swatch which is still not accomplishing the look of the sweater.
Any help is GREATLY appreciated, even if that’s a recommendation to scrap this (can you tell that my frustrations are edging in? ) thank you SO much!!!