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Old 12-25-2008, 12:20 AM   #61
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Given the number of pattern corrections that I'm finding in the book (someone printed them out and taped them in) I'm glad I didn't buy it...
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Old 12-25-2008, 02:21 PM   #62
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That was certainly nice of her (him) to tape the pattern corrections inside the book for knitter's who get the book!!!
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Old 12-25-2008, 02:44 PM   #63
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on some it's not a big deal, like the stitch count at the end of the row being wrong.

On other's it's an annoyance. I'm just glad I don't have to go hunting for the corrections
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Given the number of pattern corrections that I'm finding in the book (someone printed them out and taped them in) I'm glad I didn't buy it...
I've used several of the patterns and never had any problems with errors. I've done the bibs, baby sweater and log cabin with no problems at all.
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Some of them it's not a big deal, things like stitch count at the end of a row, like on page 68 the last line under column one just mentions that you'll have 25 stitches at the end of the row.... but like the ruffle part on the Nina shawl, it doesn't say to increase 1 stitch in each stitch across... I think a lot o them are typos, and if i were the ones who wrote the book i'd be irritated because to some, it reflects poorly on the ones who wrote the pattern.
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There will always be errors. I've yet to come across any book that did not have some errata someplace. To earn money for more college, I did proof reading for medical texts; it's fortunate that any of us are alive after treatment, gross errors, mostly because the author would get rushed, sometimes because information had changed. The neat thing, is that with computers, you can check with the publisher and find out if there are problems with a pattern. I've used several out of MD1 and not had any problems. Recieved MD 2 Christmas Eve, it's a fun book.

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but like the ruffle part on the Nina shawl, it doesn't say to increase 1 stitch in each stitch across...
Oh I see. Yeah, that is a big one. I like the book so much I'll put up with a some errors though.
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Im having a gauge problem. I did a swatch with the Encore that I bought the other day. The pattern calls for a gauge of 21 sts + 42 rows = 4 (10 cm) in garter stitch. If Im reading my gauge correctly, Im getting 18 sts per 4. I knitted the gauge on US7. Will this make a big difference or should I go with another yarn?
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Try a smaller needle to get the correct gauge. See if you like the appearance of the garter stitch using a smaller needle, too.

If that doesn't work, and you still can't get the exact gauge, you don't really need to get a different yarn. Just realize that your blanket, using the larger scale gauge, will be bigger overall.

It is most critical to get correct gauge with garments that will be worn.
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Oh, oh, oh ... I was thinking either one of these for the baby version. I'm more tempted with 1 or 2. the Ecru is supposed to be lighter.

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