One thing you can do is when you take your st's off the needle go ahead and slip the st's you are going to do first to the right needle then slip the ones on the cable needle back to the left needle and put the ones on the right back on and just knit them in one row.
I like to use my circulars when doing cables but then I like them for everything so I would try that.
Good luck and vent any time you need to.
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