Originally Posted by dustinac
I made a dress from her site (for my daughter's Easter dress) and all I had was problems.. had to figure out alot on my own.. when I e-mailed her for help she was very friendly but now the dress I made is no longer on the site... I wondered if the others were wrong too... the # of sts for the skirt never added up either...I had to frog that thing so many times before I just started deciding where the next change should be instead of following the pattern.
I feel your pain.
I think she only posts patterns that she doesn't want to proofread. I've had lots of problems too. So many times, I have felt all alone, without any guidance during the knitting. I've had to keep up with the buttonhole stitches, lace pattern, decreasing, short rows, and selvedge stitches without ANY reminders. What a pain!
I'd never even HEARD of selvedge stitches before, and she didn't explain them at all. My internet was down at the time, so I spent about an hour searching through my knitting books until I finally found a good explanation of selvedge stitches in my copy of the "Big Book of Knitting" by Katharina Buss, on pages 26 and 27. I feel sorry for the average knitter who doesn't have the internet or reference books!
My cousin is planning on using this pattern for a class in October. I think I'll re-write it and let her use my "revised" version instead, with row by row descriptions as needed. I'll even go so far as to include instructions on doing short rows and selvedge stitches. Imagine that!