So with that long-winded introduction in mind, I'd like to formally announce that I goofed - and that anyone who is knitting the largest size of the Heliotrope Stockings needs to be aware that there is an additional increase row to work on the cuff BEFORE beginning Cable Pattern A. Below you will find the last few rows to be worked before beginning Cable Pattern A, with the new increase row and stitch count to be worked for the largest size ONLY in bold:
Rnds 14 & 15: P all sts.
Next rnd: increase for cable panel as follows: (K1, kf&b) to end of rnd – 96 (96, 120) sts.
For 9" size only: increase 8 more stitches in the next round as follows: (k14, kf&b) to end of rnd – 128 sts.
This also means that after completing Cable Pattern A, an additional decrease round needs to be inserted prior to decreasing in the pattern as written:
Work Cable Panel A rnds 1-16, then repeat rnds 1-8.
Next round: For 9" size only: [k14, k2tog] to end of rnd - 120 sts.
Next round: For 7” and 9” sizes: [K1, k2tog] to end of rnd – 64 (80) sts. For 8” size ONLY: [K2, k2tog] to end of rnd – 72 sts.