Support

Stuck and need some help?  On this page you’ll find current errata and FAQs for each of my patterns as well as my tutorials and links to other helpful sites.  If you do not find the help you need here, the #1 fastest way to get assistance is to visit my forum on Ravelry! There, three dedicated moderators check in daily to answer your questions and assist you with your projects.  The forum is active and full of helpful knitters who are also familiar with my designs.

 

ERRATA + FAQ (listed alphabetically by pattern)

Catkin: There is no errata for this pattern, but it is frequently asked how to make this shawl in a larger size.  Several knitters on Ravlery have done this with success using extended charts made by SmallandMoody.  She has generously offered to share her charts by request.

Another FAQ about this pattern is, “Why there are 11 garter stripes in the pictured sample and only 8 as written in the pattern?”  The frequency of the garter stripes were adjusted from the prototype to the finished pattern. There was no change in size or shape though, the stripes just occur less often in the pattern version than in the prototype. This was done to conserve yardage so that more types of yarn could be used without purchasing a second skein and only barely breaking into it to finish the shawl.

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Gift Wrap Romper:  If pattern download was bought before 4/22/10 under WORKING THE GUSSET two knit symbols are missing: “PLACE MARKERS (RS): k24 (27, 29, 31, 32, 34, 36), pm, M1R, k4, M1L, pm, k33 (37, 39, 42, 43, 46, 48) pm, M1R, k4, M1L, pm, k7 (8, 8, 9, 9, 10, 10). 4 sts increased; 76 (84, 88, 94, 96, 102, 106)”

and when working the button band the first inc row, buttonhole row, and second inc row each state to work to 1 st before the marker, and k2tog. This should of course read:
”… k to 1 st before next marker, KFB, sm, KFB, k to 2 sts before the next marker, k2tog, sm, k to last st, sl1pwyif.”

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Small Things Romper:  If pattern download was bought before 4/6/10, under the section “WORKING THE GUSSET” there is an incorrect stitch count: Repeat these last two rounds 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3) more times. There will be 12 (12, 12, 12, 14, 14, 14) sts between the gusset markers and 90 (98, 102, 108, 114, 120, 124) total sts.

If pattern download was bought before 5/28/10, under the section “SLEEVES” a few of the sizes are off by 1 in the number of sts to pick up for the underarm: “With the right side of the work facing you, use a third dpn (or the right tip of your circular needle if not using dpns) to pick up 6 (7, 7, 6, 6, 5, 5) sts across the bottom of the armhole placing a marker after the 3rd st. This marker marks the beginning of the round. 32 (36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46) sts.”

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Handspun Pinafore:  If pattern download was bought before 5/28/10, under “Lace Pattern 1” and “Lace Pattern 2”, the section that reads “SIZE 9/10 ONLY (18 ST REPEAT)” should say “SIZE 10/12 ONLY (18 ST REPEAT)”. There is no 9/10 size in the pattern.

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Scalene: On the “no stripes” chart, Color A, MD gauge should be 375 yds (not 275 yds. as it says on the chart).

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Watercourse: There is a mistake in the written instructions for the left-edge (the chart is correct). Corrected instructions should read:

LEFT EDGE – worked over 11 sts + 4 rows
R1 (WS): sl3wyif, (k2, p2) twice
R2 (RS): k1, p2, k2, p2, k4
R3: sl3wyif, (p2, k2) twice
R4: p1, k2, p2, k2, p1, k3

 

TUTORIALS

button loop [PDF] | make 1 purl machine button sewing [photo tutorial] | mirrored double increase | purl 1 below [photo tutorial]twisted edge [photo tutorial]

 

HELPFUL LINKS

The internet abounds with clever crafters and entrepreneurs.  These are some of my very favorite places to visit for help and supplies.  I am not an advertiser and am not paid by any site or individual linked from this page.  These are the resources I actually use or admire and want to share with you.

Generally helpful knitting sites:
*Knittinghelp.com is the go-to site for beginners learning new techniques.  The videos are shown in English and Continental styles and cover everything you’ll need to know for 90% of the knitting you’ll ever do.

*The Purl Bee has an extensive list of knitting (and sewing!) tutorials that are presented clearly and accurately.

*The TECHknitting blog is a wealth of excellent knitting articles and tutorials on a variety of topics and techniques

My favorite links for specific techniques:
armscye calculatorblocking (balloon method for hats) | blocking (steam – article) | blocking (steam – video) | cabling w/out a cable needle | cast on (provisional) | cast on (tubular)decrease calculator |  grafting garter stgrafting stockinette (kitchener st) | grafting seed st | JSSBOjogless garter st | jogless stripes | judy’s magic cast on | picking up sts  | sewn bind offshort rows (German method)short rows (w+t method) | short rows (YO method) | size charts (CYC) | size chart (by Ysolda Teague)

Great places to shop:
for yarn in online shops…
brooklyn tweed | eat.sleep.knit | the loopy ewe | mr. yarnpulling at strings | purl sohoquince & co. | webs

for yarn by independent dyers, spinners, + mills…
becoming art | blackberry ridge woolen mill | dye for woolfiberphile | hermosa fiber company | gherkin’s bucket | hedgehog fibershuckleberry knits | KR Dyeworksmadelinetosh (etsy shop)moon rover | mosaic moon | orange flower | paty’s loveyspigeonroof studios | the plucky knitter | the sanguine gryphon | saffron dyeworks | skein yarn | sour cherries handspunspringtree roadsundara | three irish girls | twisted fiber art | viola | wool therapy

for buttons, closures, and shawl pins…
buttonailia | distinctive buttonsgone metal studio | jennybuttonsoruaka | perl greyroostericksouth4th | tessa ann |  the shawl pin store |

for stitch markers, knitting bags, labels, gift tags, knitting art, and other notions…
knitting abacus | jenny the potterknit purl etc. | made by maria | namastesplit yarnstitchy mcyarnpants | the knit kitthe sexy knitter |