OK, I've just dug out my pattern modifications and I have notes written all over them. I'll try to get them all down:
First of all there was a knit-a-long early this year where people weren't too happy with the mistakes in the pattern. I've linked it here http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=21355.0
but warn you that they were very discouraged and I think with the fixes I've listed below you won't get fed up. If you fix row 2, the rest of the pattern should
I read the following from the knit-a-long
Oops. I completely forgot to tell you about the typos in the pattern... I had made another of Stephanie Japel's designs, Bad Penny (also from Knitty) and it's the same basic idea: a top-down raglan with YOs. So I realized that you're supposed to have a K1 between the 2 YOs. Yeah, it seems obvious now, but when you're blindly following instructions it comes out all wrong! As for the buttonholes I did what the pattern says, k3 yo k2tog, and I think it looks fine. The designer now recommends doing k2 yo, k2tog.
so then I did the following:
MY VERY SPECIFIC MODS:
I did decide to make my buttonholes k2 yo k2tog
instead of what she put originally because I liked the look better so THAT is reflected in my new directions for row 2.
40 (50, 60, 70)
44 (54, 64, 74) stitches. (you'll need those extra four- see below).Row 1 (WS):
KnitRow 2 (RS):
K2, yo, K2tog (this is the buttonhole I used), knit 3 (5, 7, 9) yo, pm, k1, yo, knit 4 (6, 8, 10) yo, pm, k1, yo, knit 18 (20, 22, 24) yo pm k1 yo, knit 4 (6, 8, 10) yo, pm, k1, yo, knit 7 (9, 11, 13).
(IF YOU DECIDE TO USE THE ORIGINAL BUTTONHOLE THEN ROW 2 WOULD BE:
Row 2 (RS): K3, yo, K2tog, knit 2 (4, 6, 8 ) yo, pm, k1, yo, knit 4 (6, 8, 10) yo, pm, k1, yo, knit 18 (20, 22, 24) yo pm k1 yo, knit 4 (6, 8, 10) yo, pm, k1, yo, knit 7 (9, 11, 13).)Row 3 and all rows (WS):
Knit 3 stitches, purl to last 3 stitches, knit 3 stitches.Row 4 and all even rows (RS):
Knit to marker, yo, pass the marker, k1, yo, Knit to second marker, yo, pass the marker, k1, yo, Knit to third marker, yo, pass the marker, k1, yo, Knit to fourth marker, yo, pass the marker, k1, yo, knit to end.
As she says - don't forget your buttonholes every sixth row.
I also chose to knit all the ribbing on US13's instead of US11's as it makes a more relaxed ribbing and I did a very loose cast off with the US15's.
I'm actually pretty shocked that magknits/Stefanie haven't put these mods up. Maybe we could get them to do that!
I also have to apologize profusely at having misled some of you. I really did forget about my problems in the beginning because I was so happy with the end product. Please feel free to ask me any more questions and please don't give up!!!
edited to add:
I dug around in Stefanie's archives and found the link to her corrections page for this pattern ALTHOUGH that first wacky seven stitches in row 2 aren't fixed there so I'd still go with my row 2:http://www.glampyre.com/blog/archive/000669.php