An account of the craftwork I get up to, tatting, spinning, knitting, sewing, whatever
Thursday, June 25, 2015
The Pattern is Wrong
I undid my cardigan front to just above the cable shaping. The pattern says I should have 51 stitches at this stage. I have 46. That's because the pattern writer has taken into account the decreases between the cables, but has forgotten the side shaping! I found another mistake in the pattern too. It says to increase the garter stitch for the collar 17 times, when it should be 'until there are 17 stitches', or 11 times - the garter stitches already on the needle haven't been taken into account. The thing is, the pattern is very complicated, so if there are mistakes in it, the whole thing becomes impossible. Sure, it was a free pattern, but I feel I've wasted a lot of time on it.