Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Brompton, etc

Mary pointed me to a mistake in the cardigan pattern. It wasn't a big one. I think it was bad maths, or a typo. Or perhaps both. Either way, I apologise. But when you check a pattern you have to pull it right back to first principles to work out exactly where the problem is (at least I do). And this pulling-back made me rethink some of the arm/ body ratio spacing, which has led to a bigger change.

I've altered the pattern page, but for those who've already saved or printed it out already, replace this instruction:

(RS) Work 10 sts in pattern and hold these on a large safety pin, change to size 5 needles, k12 [13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20], pm, k14 [16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30], pm, k36 [38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52], pm, k14 [16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30], pm, k12 [13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20], pm, hold the remaining 10 sts on a safety pin.

With this:

(RS) Work 10 sts in pattern and hold these on a large safety pin, change to size 5 needles, k9 [13, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 27, 29], pm, k12 [14, 18, 20, 22, 24, 28, 31, 34], pm, k32 [34, 38, 46, 54, 60, 62, 68, 73], pm, k12 [14, 18, 20, 22, 24, 28, 31, 34], pm, k9 [13, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 27, 29], pm, hold the remaining 10 sts on a safety pin.

I know at least six people have started because Ravelry told me so. If you have cast-on and got passed the neckband already, the original measurements should still be fine. There were very few places where the maths actually didn't work, and where I have changed things it's normally just by a stitch or two. Its only for the very large sizes that I've changed anything of note. Remember that it is a top-down raglan, so you can try it on to make it fit you as you go anyway.

So as not to have a totally photo-less post, here's a shot of some fabric I bought in the Liberty sale. Look, knitting fabric! They actually had it in three different colourways. I was quite restrained at that fabric sale; they also had all sorts of cool prints of girl scouts camping, sixties swirls filled with fairy-tale characters... I swear I star-spotted Kaffe Fasset there too (see how I cunningly distract you from my bad mental arithmetic?).

liberty fabric

20 comments:

Lara said...

ooooh - I love the fabric. Knitted fabric - whoot. I'm seeing skirts in that fabric - maybe in all three colourways...

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Stacey said...

that knitting fabric is adorable!

Jenni said...

Where did you get the knitting fabric? I've been looking all over for some and this one is so cute!

Veronique said...

Knitting fabric?! Awesome!
I've made a few mistakes in knitting math that have been complete boneheaded moments. It's a little embarrassing, as I thought I knew how to count...

Lyndsey-Jane said...

Love that knitting themed fabric, what a great knitting tote it would make.

Alyssa said...

I just swatched for this and would love to cast on today. Thanks for the update on the pattern. I'm using Plymouth Encore and size 7s. I'm a fairly new knitter, so please tell me if I'm crazy for getting gauge with worsted on 7s? Seems that 18st/4" is fairly standard though. . .

Mary said...

That was a quick fix! I'm already halfway through the raglan shaping, so I'll stick with my maths I think, but thanks for the update.

DeAnn said...

Love it, Love it, Love it! The Brompton, is a hit! Thanks for the update. Love the fabric too.

Elizabeth said...

Oh, that fabric is amazing. The blue print especially is just mouth-wateringly pretty. Can't wait to see what you make!

YowlYY said...

Oh nooooo!!! I was in Liberty yesterday, taking advantage of 2 hours of freedom before getting my train back home, but did not think of looking at the fabrics :( In fact, I had a brief look through the yarns, which was disappointing, and ended up getting some bright green large buttons on sale. I shall be in London in 2 weeks time again, but alas, by then the knitting fabric will be surely gone, or back to normal price :(

Alice said...

also left on yowlyy's blog

re: liberty's knitting fabric

Sorry, I bought that fabric on the first day of their sale (and I was second person through the habidashary door) - I just hadn't blogged about it. They do keep back fabric for the next sales though, so worth remembering for the summer.

emmms said...

I feel a bit silly about this, but as it's instructed, I feel compelled to let you know that you make my day. The reason for this can be found in my 27 Jan post. (Blogger doesn't like my links.)

(Three cheers for html ineptitude.)

Also, I love the fabrics! What are you going to do with them?

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