Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
While I was in panic mode, I wrote Knitting Fever to ask about errors in the pattern. I got an answer back this week-
to which I said
Well-it looks like I have found a mistake. The directions say to knit a tuck stitch, knitting together a stitch with its "corresponding stitch 4 rows previous " Mine didn't look like the picture.
ETA: These directions kicked my butt so bad, I drove 40 miles to go look at the store sample again.
On the first pattern set up row, go back MORE than 4 rows. You are doing short rows…so 4 rows back would vary, depending on where you tucked back.
Go back to the first row.
On subsequent garter joins, go back to the last garter ridge. The original instructions are correct for the stitch pattern if it was knitted without short rows.
Typos/errors: Row 39: Knit to last six stitches, turn.
15 Dec-having doubt over the yarn quantities. Project calls for 620 grams of Silk Garden-about 1340 yards.
I am at about row 80 right now, and will let you know if I find further errors. Can you verify the yarn quantity required?
I am curious to see if they write me back before I know the answer. I just did the math, and am concerned about the yardage guesstimation. I bought 16 balls, but one is tied up in "Fourth Grader," the cute little entrelac hat pattern. I'll frog it when it's time, because I am pretty sure that the 620 grams called for is a good 100 grams short, at least. I am at row 117 now, and about 3.75 balls into it. Maybe 34 rows per ball? That puts it squarely at 15 balls. I can cannabalize one more for the collar. A total of 1552 yards, 200 yards MORE than what they are calling for, and I am sweating it. I am looking hard to scrounge ONE ball. Or two.
This pattern was written by torture artists. If you look at the photo, you can see I have the stitches at the left side on a holding cable. I just read ahead (and I NEVER read ahead) and saw that when I finish the body, I have to leave the body stitches on a cable, and work the hem. So I will have stitches on a holder, stitches on a needle, and the hem. All at once. Who does that?
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Wow. That's what I thought when I walked into my LYS and saw this leaflet next to the sample garment. I snapped Noro 24 (the leaflet) right up. This weekend, it crawled out of the want pile, and wriggled over next to some Needful Yarns I got on a raging good sale at Elann. So I cast on.
Now, I am a competent knitter. I can follow instructions. On the pattern set up row (Row 8), it has you reaching back "4 rs" to make a loop. On subsequent pattern rows, it says do loop stitch.
I looked up loop stitch, which was [knit tog the next stitch and the corresponding purl loop form previous row on the right side of the work]
My work looked like this. It was totally kicking my ass, so I drove to LYS and looked at the sample garment. (40 miles, dontcha know)
Well, the 4s were the problem. The first row needs to go back MORE than '4 rs' and subsequent rows just reach back to the previous garter ridge.
Well just say so, already.
Friday, December 05, 2008
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
I went out on Black Friday. (That has to be a sign that my meds are working-I haven't done that in years!)