Astrid Scarf pattern pressy but found an error :-(

Have you got any great patterns for Christmas presents? Quick Mother's Day gifts or birthday treats? Or are you looking for inspiration?
User avatar
Ruby2007
Posts: 668
Joined: Thu Jul 22, 2010 5:52 pm
Location: Oldham

Astrid Scarf pattern pressy but found an error :-(

Postby Ruby2007 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:11 pm

Just thought id show you an error Id spotted in Martin Storeys "Nordic Knit" it appears on row 5. If you look at the pic you can see my first 20 row repeat is incorrect but after that I corrected it. It really annoys me that they cant be bothered to testknit them, they've published the charts incorrectly in The Knitter too! :banghead:
Attachments
Nordic-Scarf.jpg
Nordic-Scarf.jpg (225.13 KiB) Viewed 1180 times

User avatar
Christine
Posts: 2453
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:43 pm
Location: Essex/Suffolk border

Re: Astrid Scarf pattern pressy but found an error :-(

Postby Christine » Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:17 pm

How annoying :evil:

The only suggestion I can come up with is that you leave out the same white stitch at the other end, to mirror the stitch pattern.

It's still very irritating though and I'm with you on the test-knitting (and double-checking charts, come to that) thing.

It may be one square per repeat on a chart that's wrong (in the publisher's eyes), but that's several hours worth of knitting to frog and re-do from row 5 if you want it to be 100% accurate.

Contact the supplier of the kit. Shout all over the Internet. Express your dissatisfaction :D

Maybe then, they'll get the message!

This is not about being pedantic. It's not about being anally-retentive. It's about selling what you've described and what the designer intended. It's about attention to detail and selling the consumer what he or she is expecting to get for their money.

If I buy a pattern, I expect to get THAT pattern. I don't expect to have to search the internet for errata before I even cast on "just in case".

Edit: you could Swiss darn in the missing stitches. A solution, but not how the chart should be if you've compared it to the original.
Me on Ravelry
My Blog
2012 Yarn: Used 13460m : Bought 10007m : Nett 3453m

User avatar
ContinentalCat
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 8060
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:17 pm
Location: on the continent
Contact:

Re: Astrid Scarf pattern pressy but found an error :-(

Postby ContinentalCat » Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:24 am

That's very annoying indeed! I'd swiss darn or leave them out at the end; frogging would be so hard, and you've done such beautiful work.

Definitely send a complaint: every pattern should be checked by a tech editor. Yes, mistakes happen - being in publishing, I know all about it! - but especially charts should be double-checked. They should put out errata as soon as possible.

User avatar
wifey502
Posts: 751
Joined: Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:16 am
Location: Portsmouth

Re: Astrid Scarf pattern pressy but found an error :-(

Postby wifey502 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 5:06 pm

TBH I couldn't see what was wrong at first until I read the other posts and then I could see it. I think it looks ok, but obviously a bit annoying for you.
Give 'em Hell! :lol:
Knit one, purl one, drop one, SWEAR ALOT!!!!

User avatar
KnittyNorah
Posts: 148
Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:27 pm

Re: Astrid Scarf pattern pressy but found an error :-(

Postby KnittyNorah » Fri May 18, 2012 3:19 pm

Ruby2007 wrote:Just thought id show you an error Id spotted in Martin Storeys "Nordic Knit" it appears on row 5. If you look at the pic you can see my first 20 row repeat is incorrect but after that I corrected it. It really annoys me that they cant be bothered to testknit them, they've published the charts incorrectly in The Knitter too! :banghead:

"The Knitter" is notorious for errors. They have a whole section devoted to correcting the mistakes in previous issues. I found one in a cowl I knitted for last Chirstmas. I spent ages wondering why the double cables wouldn't work until it clicked that the instructions weremuddled up. I got a friend to check that it wasn't just me and it wasn't but despite emailing them the magazine never printed a correction so I wonder how many other confused knitters there are struggling with pattern mistakes that never get corrections in the mag.

At one time that bible of knitting patterns, "Woman's Weekly" had a an in-house knitter to check all patterns before they were published in the mag. You'd think specialist knitting mags would continue the practice. Mind you I was looking at reviews of a book of vintage patterns (no name, no pack-drill) and no end of reviewers commented on the number of mistakes in the patterns.


Return to “Gift Knits”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests