Gauge Problem

Posted by: Cathy (IP Logged)
Date: September 22, 2009 04:12PM

I'm working on a sweater from the Paton's Next Steps Six "Learn to Cable." It's on page 51 "Fading Cables Pullover."

The gauge is 20 sts and 26 rows= 4 ins.

My width is correct, but the length is ending up 1 inch too long.

The back is all in stocking stitch so if I knit to the correct length (17 1/2 ins) then shape armholes, how will that effect the front when I start to do the three different cable patterns?

The front says to work in stocking st until beg measures 7 1/2 ins, then begin cable patterns. Should I just work 6 1/2 ins instead then start the cable patterns?
I hope someone understands what I'm trying to say =)