I have decided to take redwitch/Sarah's advice and just chuck the pattern. After enduring nightmares of mismatched ribbing and misaligned cables I knew it was time to let go.
However, I managed to scrounge up the link to the pattern if anyone's interested in taking it on themselves. I was so focused on reading the pat instructions that I completely glazed over all of the logos of the yarn company that was in plain sight at the top of the page. Oopsy! Talk about tunnel vision...heh heh!
It's a free pattern from Patons Yarns called "Cable Cardigan". Click the link to open the pdf file. I tried to embed the link in the pic so that you could just click the pic to get the pattern but I don't know how to do that. http://www.patonsyarns.com/data/pattern/pdf/instruction_2193.en_US.pdf
It really is a lovely pattern. Too bad I can't make any sense of it. If anyone does try it and figures out how to solve the probs I would love to read about the progress with any future posts.
Thanks again for all the help everyone! I think I'm going to tackle something else for now. Happy knitting y'all!
...it looks like they would have you doing a 6-stitch cable over 3 k and 3 p stitches which would be very odd.
Row 5 should be able to be repeated 3 times altogether and then there will be 6 stitches left. It looks like they might expect you to do a last k3, p3 on those 6 stitches?
But that would give you and unbalanced motif, why is there no cable toward that end? Is it deliberately left plain?
Hi Sarah...so true! I didn't like how the cables were unevenly spaced out. The row started out K3, P3, C6B and ended with the last C6B, P3, K6, P3 which left that huge space (plain sts) without a cable at the end. I don't think it's supposed to be like that because the pic clearly shows an evenly balanced motif.
...I've never used a pattern that wasn't riddled with mistakes!!!!
I couldn't agree with you more flaky!
Also, you're correct...I'm knitting flat.
Did anyone catch the k1 at the beginning of all the rows except where the cable starts? Then it's dropped. That would really throw everything off...
soozeq, yes...that's what I was thinking as well. Hence, the hairpulling that ensued from my end.