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« on: November 12, 2004 06:41:59 AM »

well, of course i've hit my first snag (no pun intended).  i've never followed a cable pattern before and i've got a couple of questions. 

1. do i read the pattern from right to left or left to right.  my first inclination was to go right to left, since that's the direction i'm knitting.  but after studying the pics, it seems like it goes left to right.

2.  the pattern instructs to put 10 sts on the second needle.  after i do the first row of the cable pattern i end up with 11 sts because of the m1.  but then on the second row, i can only find directions for 10sts.  i think because the star shaped symbol covers three grid blocks but the directions only seem to involve 2 sts (sl1 st to cn, hold to back, k1, k1 from cn-that's only 2 sts, right?). 

ne, are you out there?  somebody come to my rescue!  Kiss
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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2004 08:36:26 AM »

here I be!!

Okay, you are right both ways on the chart.  For the right armwarmer, follow the chart right to left.  For the left armwarmer, work left to right. 

The chart key is totally screwed up.  Badly baldly screwed up.

Read that little star that crosses 3 blocks on the second row should be read:

sl right needle through the next 3 sts as if to k.  K through the front, back, and front of all 3 sts.

the two symbols on either side of the chart are also wrong.    The one above the star symbol should be:

sl1 st to cn, hold to BACK, k1, k1 from cn

the symbol below the star symbol should be:

sl1 st to cn, hold to FRONT, k1, k1 from cn.

Ack.  Tres frustrating.  I"ll get the errata in as soon as possible.

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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2004 08:48:48 AM »

I am printing this up and slipping it into my book!  Thanks Ne glad you are here!

« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2004 08:57:33 AM »

I am printing this up and slipping it into my book!

me too!  thanks so much, ne!  I kept thinking to myself, I think i'm reading this right, how come it doesn't make sense?  you're the best.

so much for studying soil science!  i'm going back to knitting!
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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2004 09:08:18 AM »

I threw this together kinda quickly (i'm away from the home comp so I can't post the original key, sorry).  I hope this helps.  Lemme know if anything else seems screwy.  I've read through the pattern now, and it otherwise seems correct.

« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2004 02:15:29 PM »

ne-thanks so much for taking the time to do that!  i'm going to print it out right now.
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2004 06:21:48 AM »

Thanks so much for the ertta!  I thought I was going crazy. I'm on row 25 now, so I'm not sure if I'm going back to fix the problem.  I just do a M1 on the next row if I'm short a stitch.  I'll keep it in mind for the left one.

It's also my first time following a chart and using Noro.  I'm surprised by both.  Chart is easier than expected, but I can't get away with zoning out in front of the tv (probably a good thing).  I was very uneasy about Noro because of its roughness.  Surprisingly soft after knitting.  My Colorway is dark in the spots where the pattern went array, so I don't think you'll notice.

Thanks for the pattern.

« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2004 02:50:04 PM »

Ooooh dear I'm so sorry about this screw up. As they say, knit happens! I've posted the errata here:

and even a chart you can print up and tape into your book over the bad one. So sorry about that. It will also be corrected in later reprints of the book (but i don[t know when those will be available). please forgive...
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« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2004 05:34:52 PM »

I'm so glad that we were able to get the correction to y'all.  You can't even imagine how excited I am that people like the design!  I hope you post pics when they get done.  Can't wait to see them!

« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2004 05:50:27 AM »

So I finished my warmers this weekend, but I had a snag.  When I started the left armwarmmer, I began to read the chart left to right (ok so far).  When I got to a symbol, I read the symbol right to left because I didn't think the symbols would read left to right.  When I finished the first time, the pattern was no where to be found.  Silly, me.  If I wasn't so tired I would have realized that the symbols do indeed read left to right.  So I frogged and started again.  This time reading everything left to right.  However, I think that could be wrong as well.  The left one doesn't show the pattern as well as the right.  So what did I do?  If I take the chart to a copy center and just flip it, will that work?  But I know that the second one was knit entirely left to right.  Could the yarn in the dark spots just not show the pattern as well?

Besides that, I love them.  As soon as I get my password for the hosting site, I'll post (never can remember all my passwords)  I only used one skein of the Noro with a tad leftover.  My husband wants a pair, so I'm working on an all ribbed slightly larger version out of some leftover merino.  Thanks for the pattern. 

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