Beginning of Kepler Sweater

I just started the Kepler Sweater. Kepler is very cool because the cable pattern runs horizontally along the bottom edge. My gauge is way off (with the swatch being ½” too small), but I’m hoping that I can compensate by knitting the sweater in a larger size. This is the first cable band for the sleeve (almost complete):

If you are interested, there is also a knit-along.