24 sts/28 rows = 4” in Cable-and-Rib Pattern (Body) on US #9/5.5mm needles, slightly stretched
18.5 sts/25 rows = 4” in Stockinette Stitch on US #9/5.5mm needles
Knitty’s list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here.
C3R: Sl next st to cn and hold at back, k2; k1 from cn.
C5F: Sl 3 sts to cn and hold at front, k2; k3 from cn.
C5B: Sl 2 sts to cn and hold at back, k3; k2 from cn.
C6B: Sl 3 sts to cn and hold at back, k3; k3 from cn.
C6F: Sl 3 sts to cn and hold at front, k3; k3 from cn.
C8B: Sl 4 sts to cn and hold at back, k4; k4 from cn.
Keep cable pattern intact whenever possible. When working a cable is no longer possible, simply continue to knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts.
All sts are slipped p-wise with yarn in back on RS rows and p-wise with yarn in front on WS rows.