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Pattern Errors
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Mar 12, 2013 07:04:27   #
Does anyone know a site you can go to that would tell you of any corrections were made to patterns that were published?
Mar 12, 2013 07:20:20   #
Here is a start page: I think most knitting sites have an errata page for their patterns
Mar 12, 2013 09:03:38   #
The best thing is to contact the publisher of the individual knitting pattern. I recently emailed Sirdar about a mistake and they came back to me with details of a different mistake on the same pattern. I guess that saved me emailing twice! Is is really frustrating when patterns are printed with errors - it seems to be happening quite often recently. Please don't get me started on translated patterns too .....
Mar 12, 2013 13:13:24   #
Linda6885 (a regular here)
Best way is to contact the publisher or the designer. Most designers I have found, are eager to answer questions, and offer help.
Mar 12, 2013 13:18:08   #
First thing I do when I start a project is to check the publisher for errors.
But sometimes it's just not well written & then I go by the picture of what it's supposed to look like.
Mar 13, 2013 11:21:00   #
I recently purchased several patterns from e-patterns. After struggling with a sample square of the pattern, I realized that the chart was wrong. The left and right twists were reversed in one line. On the written instructions they were correct, but I would rather knit from the chart. I emailed them and gave them the correction, but heard nothing back from them. Some of their other instructions were questionable, but I just worked to make the sweater look like the picture. Thank heavens they had a good picture! I would have liked to have some acknowledgment of the correction. I am hoping it is corrected, so that the next person who buys the pattern does not have to waste the time that I did trying to get the pattern to look right.

If I pay for a pattern, I expect it to be accurate, moreso than the free patterns I download.
Mar 14, 2013 18:24:22   #
You can also simply Google "Pattern name errata" for many of them.
Mar 15, 2013 16:03:27   #
Paula - Sussex UK
Linda6885 wrote:
Best way is to contact the publisher or the designer. Most designers I have found, are eager to answer questions, and offer help.

I'd go along with this. I recently emailed the "contact us" address on the web site of a designer - Monica Russel. I am delighted to say she came back almost immediately, clearly and apologetically about the error I had found in her pattern. And like another KP'er, don't get me on to bad translations of patterns either. I found that Phildar are the pits!
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