Wow. Special thanks to those of you who are now inspired to keep knitting just for this. And please, never be afraid to alter patterns, the great thing about knitting is that you can make exactly what you want and what fits you. Take good measurements of yourself and a favourite garment of yours to get hints of fit and ease (go to www.knittingdaily.com
for help on how to measure and find your shape).
Most of the mods are briefly described on my blog, length alterations (more repeats of the plain side cable) and i-cord edgings instead of hems. I hope it is ok to post the alterations here since I'm not revealing any of the original pattern, please support designers by buying their patterns!
I haven't received any feedback on this yet and have not tested it myself after writing it down. If any of you use this I'd love to hear from you, please tell me if the instructions make sense and if they are correct. Email: rippedoffknitter(AT)gmail(DOT)com
EXTENDED ROGUE CABLE FOR LOWER BODY:
trp = Twisted raised bar increase: pick up strand between sts (as for m1), twist it to avoid a gap and purl. One stitch increased.
The two rows described here are set-up rows to allow you to repeat a section of chart A for as long as you want.
Finish the 12 first rows of chart A for lower body.
Next row (of chart):
p3, hold 2 sts to front on cable needle(cn), k2, ptbl in 1st cn st, k1 from cn, trp, p5, trp, 2sts to cn in front, k2, ptbl in 1st cn st, k1 from cn, p3
p3, k2, p1, k2, p7, k2, p1, k2, p3
Next row: row 5 of chart A. Continue in chart.
I repeated this once but if you want an even longer lower portion you can repeat everything over again once you've finished row 12 the second time( I think that would be too long though, for reference, I am a tall and lean person and I would not want this longer unless I was making a dress. Each extra repeat adds 10 rows (two set-up rows + row 5-12 in chart A) so your row gauge tells you the length you're adding per repeat.