What do you get? You get the pattern free of charge and get to be the first on the blogosphere block to knit one of these beauties!
And if you call within the next five minutes, we'll throw in a set of ginsu knives...
Not really. I just got carried away...
What do I get? A chance to de-bug and make sure that other knitters understand my pattern.
What do we get? A chance to make new knitting friends (my favorite part!)
Time is of the essence, so please take a pass if you can't free up the time to knit one of these within the next 2 weeks or so.
And now for something completely different...
It astounds me how many designers resent people pointing out their mistakes. I have heard horror stories of non-responsive, angry people insisting, even when confronted with the truth in black and white, that there could not POSSIBLY be an error in their pattern.
I don't do that. For many reasons:
- I believe no one is perfect
- I believe my mistakes teach me humility
- I believe humility brings me closer to God
- I believe there is an unspoken contract between designer, yarn producer, and knitter: to work together in good faith to bring forth, not only a beautiful and satisfactory FO, but also a rewarding knitting experience.
- I believe denial and self-delusion are defeating attitudes
- I believe in my knitters: when you're right, you're right
- I believe we are all in this world together, and we had better help each other through
- I believe you've probably had enough manifesto for now...
Anyway, I have held off on a comprehensive errata posting for Moroccan Days/Arabian Nights. (Forgive me if I've already told you this, but...if I had had any idea how many times I would type that extremely l-o-n-g moniker, I would have named it, "Fred!" Or maybe, "Omar!")
Not because I didn't want to admit my mistakes. But because I wanted to make sure all of them were corralled into the same enclosure, before I started branding them with the Sunflower logo. Now that four different knitters (some chart-readers, some written direction aficionados) have completed the first half (making it through the pattern once, before repeating) I am hopeful that we have hogtied them all. But I make no promises...
Errata are wily little critters. They run when they see someone comin' round the mountain. And they are notably ornery cusses, throwing off numerous attempts to tie them down. But most of all? They are masters at camouflage. They hide out in the sagebrush, right under our noses, resisting many attempts at detection until some intrepid knitter actually looks closely at the directions and hollers, "Wait a minute, sheriff Pandorf! I think we got us a live one..."
So, a big and humble thank you to all my deputies. Without you, our wild world of knitting would be a lawless wilderness.
Moroccan Days/Arabian Nights Errata
Chart A, row 41, stitch 20:
Should be purl, not knit. Written directions are correct.
On rows 7, 9, & 11, 2nd stitch in from edge should be a knit 2 together. All right side rows on this chart begin with a beaded yarnover, k2 tog. Written directions are correct.
Chart G4, row 19, st 40:
Should be YO, not knit, as written.
I meant to put G1 & G3 on the right side triangles and G2 & G4 on the left side triangles. Directions are correct. Diagram is correct. Label is specious.
Pg. 8, Written Dir. Chart A
Row 8 should read: (P1, k1tbl) twice, (bead1, k1) twice, k2*, not k1* as written.
Row 17 should read: Repeat to last 7 stitches, not 8 stitches, as written. Chart is correct.
Page 12 at bottom:
Row 1: (WS) Purl. Row 2: Knit. Row 3: P1, slide 20 beads close to RH needle, k1tbl, forming a beaded loop, k2; rep from, end p1. Rows 4 -8: Knit. Row 9: Knit 94, knit 2 tog, knit 94 (189 stitches)
Pg 13, one third of the pg. down, after line beginning with Next Row:
Should read: work chart D (leaf shadows) over next 27 stitches, not 26, as written.
“It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.”
- Mahatma Gandhi