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Good, but watch out for errors in the patterns!!
on 24 January 2013
I've knitted the cable poncho from page 98 out of this now, and while it is gorgeous, there is a mistake in the pattern which led to the first section I knitted turning out completely wrong before I undid it and began again. Very frustrating. I thought when I read it that it didn't sound right, as there are 3 'panels' in this pattern, repeated until the middle panel has been done 6 times. The middle (B) panel consists of 18 rows, while panel A has 6. A is repeated 3 times for every repetition of B. Panel C however only has 5 rows printed in the book. I thought this odd as it made the maths uneven, however I'm a beginner knitter and trusted the book. I shouldn't have!!!! If you are knitting this pattern note that panels A and C are actually identical and C should have 6 rows, they have missed the 6th row out!!!!!! I have written it in beneath 5 so I don't forget it. The poncho itself is gorgeous now it's done, but it is a shame this mistake was made and this was the first design I tried. Other than that I like it, the America isms aren't difficult to get around most are obvious and if not just google! Other designs are lovely although quite similar and nothing mind blowing. For a beginner like myself however, or someone who just wants easy knits, it's great.