Yes, she has 15 books and I have them all. She is a fabulous designer, but the errors and poorly phrased directions are very vexing. Also, she doesn't include any schematics. I know lots of folks don't use the schematics (even when they are included in the pattern), however, when you run into a problem or question...schematics really help. Such as the final length of the sleeve pieces. She doesn't 'tell' how long the sleeves will be...and she doesn't provide a diagram (schematic) with measurements of the sleeves. So now, in trying to determine if I knit the sleeve according to the pattern...will the sleeves look like ape-arms?
The GROVE coat I made recently had sleeves that would hang 5 inches PAST my fingertips. But I was on to her...and I had to drastically modify the sleeves.
Anyhoo, already she has an error in the sleeve pattern. She says 'after 5 blocks are finished, the sleeve will measure 15" above the cuff'. That's not right. The sleeve will measure 15" total, including the cuff because a 'block' is 6 cm in height (~2.5"). Two and a half times 5 is 12.5"...and the cuff will measure about 2.5".
That is 15" altogether.
Anyway, a simple looking sweater can be a major headache...and I'm beginning to count on her patterns to be headache. She designs, doesn't proofread very well...and I am left to unravel the mysteries.
This is the design called VIVECA,
from book "A Walk in the Park".
I started it last night, in MALABRIGO MERINO: cream, undyed, natural.