I am having trouble keeping the correct count in a cable pattern. The cable pattern runs side by side with a lace pattern. But, I just get started on the first row: cable pattern=28 stitches, then the lace pattern=28 stitches, by the time I have completed half of the lace pattern I am missing one stitch. I am writing to ask if it is correct to count the YO as an extra stitch?

The pattern instrtuctions say that I should not forget that there is a ST sti before, after and between each of the cables. Is it correct to assume that these stitches are not in the charts?

YO is an increase, and you have to count it as a st

I can’t answer about the sts not being in the charts. Someone more experienced in that kind of thing will have to help you out LOL