Couple of nights ago I started the right side of Happy Potter's cream cardigan. What I found was a series of mistakes in the pattern.
First off I thought it was me and after back tracking over the pattern and what I had knitted I was able to find the boo-boos were on the publisher's side.
So that night I rewrote the pattern as I knitted each row. Thank goodness the pattern is easy to read and easy to compare to the left front side, already knitted up.
In the past I have done some of the following when finding a mistake in a pattern. You can use these tips yourself as well.
- Looked the pattern up on the internet, at the company's website. Some sites will have a link to a section with corrections published.
- Contacted the publishers by phone or email and let them know of the problem with the pattern.
- If really desperate pull the project apart and pick something new .......
Now the pattern is sorted out and it's knitting up smoothly I have added the other pocket to the front right side.
If you really love the item you are knitting and having problems with the pattern, until its sorted out and fixed up try the following...
- Put the said problem item away and leave it until you have calmed down. Throwing it across the room in frustration might make you feel good at the time, but when you pick it up off the floor or from behind furniture...... is it fixed or still a problem ?
- Wait until it's quiet and have a look at the knitting and pattern.
- If you need to ask someone for help, ask.
- There are forums out there that can help or even visiting a fellow knitter and getting them to help.