I got to 10 rows from the shoulder shaping before I realized there is a HUGE ERROR in the Little Black Dress pattern that causes you to end up with over an inch of extra fabric! I'm kicking myself for not having counted my stitches earlier, but it doesn't change the fact that the pattern is RIDICULOUSLY wrong after the waist shaping.
At this gauge this is a mistake that means several hours worth of wasted work. I am livid.
(and yes, I tried it on and it's huge. 2" bigger around is way too big)
I’ve always wondered why so many pattern books go to publication RIDDLED with errors. Aren’t there test knitters? Aren’t they communicating with the pattern writer/designer and the tech editors? It’s so annoying. I can see an error here and there… but when nearly every pattern in the book has an error…
What a pain! Now that I’m designing, I’m more sympathetic to the fact that errors will happen, but still, it’s annoying when it happens! Now I usually wait a few months before casting on for a project that’s just been published hoping that the errata (if any) will be available when I’m ready to start. I still have the Prairie Tunic (from the Spring 05 IK) that I cast on for immediately, only to set aside once I realized I had knit the entire thing and the top part was wrong…
Uhhhhhhhh…. I’m so sorry.
I’m so sorry. That is such a bummer. I can feel how distraught you are from 2500 miles away.
That s*cks! So sorry.
August 22, 2007
Oh, how annoying. I think we all feel your pain.