View Full Version : I *HATE* poorly written patterns!!!

01-26-2006, 03:27 PM
Why is it that some designers can't be bothered to get anyone to look over a pattern before they print it up??? I am working on a mitten kit I picked up from Fleece Artist. The wool and mohair feels wonderful to work with, but the pattern included in the kit is for the birds! First of all, they have you working a mitten in the round on only 2 working needles for most of it {I changed it since that seems impossible for round after round}. Then the increases for the thumb are NOT symmetrical. Finally after you've got your thumb stitches on a holder, and have cast on additional stitches do they tell you to use three working needles. Then it gets goofy again. The pattern says one size for the mitts, but it tells you to: "Continue knitting rounds for 5" (6")" What?? :?? After that you are to: "Start decreasing by knitting 2 sts together until 5 or 6 stitches remain"... :shock: HELLO!!! Talk about confuddled directions!!! This type of writing is exactly why I have each of my designs proofread by at least 2 other people.


01-26-2006, 04:39 PM
I hear you Nicole! I had a similar problem on the pair of socks I'm working on. There is NO way following the directions that you can do what it tells you to do. No way, no how. It just won't mathematically work. Makes me wonder if the designer never really wrote down the instructions and copied the turned heel from another pattern. The gauge and the sock size were also way off. I had the right gauge but the sock fits my 10 yo not me! (It's ok, because this yarn looks like a bowl of Fruit Loops and is more her style LOL!)