Saturday, December 19, 2009

One for free and one for sale

The pattern you must pay me for (b/c while I love knitting from charts, making them is a pain in the ass):
Is much fun with wandering cables . . .
Knit with 1 skein (135 yds) of Jo Sharp Silkroad DK Tweed.
Gauge is 5 sts to the inch.
Has 19" circumference, measured flat, unstretched. Will comfortably accommodate heads up to 23" around, as seen on Sam my long-suffering model.
Buy it now on Ravelry.

And one you get for free . . .
The best thing IMHO about this pattern in the cable that continues through the crown decreases. Also the simple checked texture on the rest of the hat is pretty much my new favorite stitch pattern.
Molly is knit with 2 skeins of Prism Symphony (118 yds/skein).
Gauge is 5 sts to the inch in stockinette.
The hat band is 18" around, measured flat, unstretched. It will comfortably accommodate heads up to 22" around, as seen on Miss Princess Leia, who is trying really, really hard not to laugh at me as a take this picture.


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Erin Ruth F*cks Up

As most knitters who know me personally are aware, I have a tendency to mock the stupid mistakes and generally crappy math that show up too frequently in commercial patterns. Well, what goes around comes around and all that . . . and today I guess I'm eating my humble pie.
I has just been brought to my attention that there is a glaring omission from my Bergen Street Mitts pattern. Somehow between writing and checking a document, and then adding all my pictures, footer, and other formatting, I managed to loose an important chunk of text. It was this:

Ruching Pattern: (over 13 sts)

1) purl

2) knit

3) purl

4) knit

5) purl

6) kfb across

Knit for 10 rows

Next round: k2tog across

Repeat from (1)

That would be the ruching pattern that is referred throughout the rest of the pattern. Yikes. The pdf has been fixed, and everyone who actually bought the thing has already been notified. I just felt the need for a little more self-flagellation so here we go: Knitters everywhere please accept my humble apologies and repentance for committing the sin of hubris and extremely poor proofreading. Mea Culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.


Erin Ruth