Salmonmac.....I decided to use long tail co. I just did a big swatch of two bottom cables attached to the stockinette top. Just washed it and blocked it. The gauge is spot on.
My biggest fear with this sweater was that the cables would not block to size. I think after doing the large swatch I can see this is not going to be a problem. I had done the whole eleven back cables and decided they would not block to the measurement I needed. In retrospect I think they would have.
Thank you for taking your time to look at the sweater and to help me......
Suzeeq......That's really a great idea.....Thank you....hug