Tuesday, November 07, 2006

One Down

Despite my best intentions, knitting on the Sienna Cardigan is at a virtual standstill. I did manage to finish one sleeve and cast on for the second.

Picture 318

But one sleeve in one week is not too impressive.

I wrote to Interweave about the errors in the pattern and received a very fast response. Last time I checked, however, the corrections had not been posted to the Interweave site. So, here they are:

Left Front:
Under the section titled "Shape neck and armhole," Row 9 reads: "K2, k2tog, knit to last 4 sts, p1, k1, k2tog, p1, k1"
Obviously, if you knit to the last 4 stitches, there will not be sufficient stitches to work a p1, k1, k2og, p1, k1
Accordingly, that sentence should read: "K2, k2tog, knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, p1, k1"

Right Front:
The decreases at the neck edge for the Right Front are created by working "K1, p1, k2tog." This results in a line of decreases at the neck edge that slants to the right as you look at the RS of the piece. To be a mirror image of the Left Front, however, the decreases for the Right Front neck edge should be worked as SSKs (not k2tog) so they slant to the left. The two sides are noticeably different and, IMHO, this difference significantly detracts from the look of the finished sweater.

Interweave told me they did not believe this was a pattern error because the photographs clearly show that the sample was knit without mirrored decreases on the two fronts. Well, whether it's a design element or not, I think the sweater looks far more polished with mirrored decreases. If you agree, it's up to you to decide whether the decreases should both slant toward the button bands or away. I reknit the left front of my sweater so they slant away from the buttons bands.

November Calendar

Deb is having a contest. All you need to do to enter, is take a photo of your November calendar page, post it on your blog, and then leave Deb a comment on this post with a link to your post.

Here's a photo of the November page of my calendar.

November calendar
This calendar was gifted to me last year by Jane (who is an amazing photographer) and each month there is a new photograph chosen from among those she posted on her blog last year. This calendar has been an absolute joy to look at every day. How sad that it's almost December.

Who's linking here?

Running commentary on my unending quest to knit up my stash.