Errata

Since 2010 all of my patterns are checked by at least one professional tech editor (TE)—and starting in 2016 every pattern has been checked by two TEs—to help minimize errors, but mistakes do still slip by (gads!). As an aside, for some reason I seem to have the most trouble with patterns whose names start with the letters "C" and "G," and for whatever reason, Spanish Dancer has been a thorn in my side since its birth. Anyway, below is a list of the corrections listed in alphabetic order by pattern name. It's down there. Don't worry. Sorry about the scrolling, especially on smaller devices. There's a lot to cover.

Reading charts

Chart rows are always worked from bottom to top. Unless pattern is knit in the round, all odd numbered chart rows are worked from right to left, and all even numbered chart rows are worked from left to right—in all of my patterns. If pattern is being knit in the round, then all rows are knit from right to left. If chart has sections, A, B, C, etc., then the order the sections are worked on wrong-side rows is opposite that of right-side rows. In other words, if the instructions say to work charts like this, A once, B 5 times, C once, then wrong-side rows are worked like this: C once, B 5 times, A once.

Chart and symbol problems

In earlier versions of my patterns some Macintosh users had trouble with chart symbols—and occasionally other text—showing up as funny little rectangles, especially on downloads before 2009. This most often happened when the pdf file was opened with the Preview application. Instead, right click on the download link. Select "Save Link As" from the menu to save the file to your hard drive. Open the file with the latest version of Acrobat Reader. This should fix the problem. If not, please let me know.

Version numbers

Originally I didn't include version numbers on any of my patterns. At some point I found that I really needed to. At the bottom of every page of more recent editions of every pattern there is a two part number. All patterns start out at 1.0. Minor pattern errors and formatting tweaks will increase the number to the right of the decimal, e.g., it will go from v1.0 to v1.1. Major pattern errors and big changes in formatting will make the number to the left of the decimal increase, e.g., change from v1.2 to v2.0. As I go through and add the pattern number to the top of page 1 on all printed patterns the second number will go up by one, resulting in a potential version number of 1.1 for something that has had no pattern errors reported.

Reformatting

You may or may not have noticed this, but I've redesigned my patterns. Starting in spring 2017, all new patterns will have a new look, and a significant number of previous patterns will be reformatted to share this new look. Any old patterns that get the formatting update will also get a bump in their version numbers. Most of them go from v1.0 to v1.1. If you have a pattern that says it's v1.1, and you don't see it's name in the list below, then I have no errata for it, just a new look. To go with this, some of the patterns will have a different page count than their printed cousins. All of my printed patterns have an even number of pages, and so I occasionally add a page to the end with extra photos and so forth on it to make things work out. If there is no content on the last page that is pertinent to creating your own version of my design, then I have (sometimes) deleted it. These patterns will otherwise be exactly like their printed cousins. How do you know? The electronic patterns will have an indicator… If you have an electronic pattern, and the version number includes a "-pdf," that's how you'll know. For instance, I just did one that has 4 pages for the printed pattern, and 3 pages for the electronic pattern, and the version number of the electronic pattern is v1.1-pdf. Clear as mud?

The list

The following patterns have errata or bits that knitters have found confusing. If a pattern is not listed below, there is no errata for it. If you believe you have found an error in a pattern that is not listed here, please contact me. As from the beginning of my design career, if you recently purchased a pattern that has errata, then everything (that I know of) will be fixed in that pattern… unless you got hold of an old printed copy. If you bought the pattern a while ago, check for pdf updates where you bought the pattern to get the most current version. If you bought a printed pattern anywhere, and your issue isn't below, or you're otherwise confused about anything, please let me know. I will do what I can to help. To reiterate: if you recently bought a pdf online, then that pattern will already include all changes indicated below.