"work wrap" after cable row. Need help with instructions!

I’m not sure what “work wrap” is row 18 and 38. The pattern is below.

Quilt & Cable Pattern: (40 row pattern repeat)
§ Row 1: K5 sts, pm, P2 sts, pm, [(K2, P2) 6 times, pm]; repeat from * 7 times; (K2, P2) 3
times, K2, pm, P2, pm, K5.
§ Row 2: K5, sm, K2, sm, (p2, k2) 3 times, P2, sm, [
(K2, P2) 6 times, sm]; repeat from * 7
times; K2, sm, K5.
§ For rows 3-16: repeat rows 1 & 2 (slipping markers as you come to them) 7 more
times, removing all but the first two and last two markers on the last row.
§ Row 17: K5, sm, P2, sm, *C6L, P2, C6R, P2, (K2, P2) twice, pm; repeat from * 8 times;
C6L, P2, C6R, sm, P2, sm, K5
§ Row 18: K5, sm, K2, sm, (K2, P2), work wrap, (P2, K2), sm, *(K2, P2) twice, K4, P2, work
wrap, (P2, K2), sm; repeat from * 8 times; sm, K2, sm, K5.
§ Row 19: K5, sm, P2, sm, C6R, P2, C6L, (P2, K2) twice, P2, sm; repeat from * 8 times;
C6R, P2, C6L, sm, P2, sm, K5.
§ Row 20: K5, sm, K2, sm, (P2, K2) 3 times, P2, sm, [
(K2, P2) 6 times, sm]; repeat from *
7 times; K2, sm, K5.
§ For rows 21-36: repeat rows 1 & 2 (slipping markers as you come to them) 7 more
times, removing all but the first two and last two markers on the last row.
§ Row 37: K5, sm, P2, sm, (K2, P2) 3 times, *pm, C6L, P2, C6R, P2, (K2, P2) twice; repeat
from * 7 times; K2, sm, P2, sm, K5.
§ Row 38: (slip all markers as you come to them) K5, K2, (P2, K2) 3 times, K2, P2, work
wrap, P2, K2; *(K2, P2) twice, K4, P2, work wrap, P2, K2; repeat from * 6 times, (K2, P2)
3 times, K2, K5.
§ Row 39: K5, sm, P2, sm, (K2, P2) 3 times *sm, C6R, P2, C6L, (P2, K2) twice, P2; repeat
from * 7 times; K2, P2, K5.
§ Row 40: K5, sm, K2, sm, (P2, K2) 6 times, P2; *(K2, P2) 6 times, sm; repeat from * 7
times; K2, sm, K5.

What pattern is this? Are you starting short rows? There should be an explanation somewhere in the pattern. If it’s from a book then somewhere in the book there should be definitions of terms used. If you can provide a link to the pattern that would be very helpful. Knowing the name and where you got it from could help someone locate it.

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I don’t think I’m starting with short rows

It’s a craftsy pattern. Here are the definitions. It won’t let me upload
the pattern :frowning:

Patterns:
Cable 6 Left: slip first 2 sts on cable needle and hold in front, (p2, k2)
once, k2 sts from cable needle.
Cable 6 Right: slip first 4 sts on cable needle and hold in back, k2, (k2,
p2) from the cable needle.
Work wrap: slip next 6 sts onto cable needle (these sts should be P2, K2,
P2), wrap yarn clockwise around the cable needle twice, transfer wrapped
sts back onto left needle, P2, K2, P2.

Pattern Notes: The border is worked as you go, with the first stitch of
every row slipped to provide a clean edge. To make things simpler, the
first and last two markers (color A) will be placed along the border and
color B will be used to separate the cable motifs. The majority of this
piece is worked in 2 x 2 ribbing, with the cables and wrapped worked on
rows 17-19, and 37-39.

Just as well not to upload the pattern here because of copyright problems. A link is fine.


It’s a lovely pattern with an unusual cable cross.
These wrapped stitches are like smocking. In the tutorial below, the stitches are wrapped and placed on the right needle whereas your pattern instructs you to return the wrapped sts to the left needle and P2, K2, P2. I wouldn’t wrap too tightly in that case.

Very very helpful! Thank you both!!!

Amanda