errata: Honeybee Cardigan

It’s just come to my attention that there is an error in the neck shaping of the Honeybee Cardigan in some sizes.

The pattern should read:

AT THE SAME TIME, Shape Neck as follows when armhole measures 3.5 inches / 9 cm from underarm:
BO 6 [12, 12, 12]{15, 15, 15, 17} sts at the beginning next 2 rows.
BO 3 [6, 6, 6]{15, 9, 9, 17} sts at the beginning of the following 2 rows.

Neck Decrease Row (RS): k1, ssk, work in patt to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
Repeat Neck Decrease Row every RS row a total of 3 [6, 6, 6]{6, 6, 6, 8} times.
12 [24, 24, 24]{36, 30, 30, 42} stitches decreased at each end of row.

A new version of the pattern is available for download now. My sincere apologies for any confusion or inconvenience.

If you don’t receive an update notice in your email or Ravmail, let me know and I’ll send you one!

hibiscus revisited

Some of you may have noticed that I’ve deactivated the Hibiscus shawl pattern from my Ravelry store. I’ve done this so I can reknit the pattern to investigate some problems that people have been having.

YIP: January 28

I’m knitting it up in some nice merino sock yarn from Maple Creek Farm, a Rhinebeck vendor that has great yarn but I don’t think sells anywhere else! I’ve been working away at it and I’m almost done. I’m also taking this opportunity to add stitch counts throughout the pattern.

The pattern should be back up for sale very shortly. I’m also going to continue donating a portion of the sales from this pattern to Haiti relief through February. I haven’t calculated the total for the January fundraiser yet, but I know it’ll be an amazingly generous amount!

Thanks to you all for purchasing patterns and helping to donate. If you’ve had your eye on any of my patterns, you’ve still got one day to contribute a portion of the purchase price to MSF and the Red Cross.

Hope you’re keeping warm this weekend.

milkweed and adobe?

I hear some people are having trouble opening the Milkweed Shawl pattern with Adobe – what kind of errors are going on? I actually used Adobe suite to create the PDF, and I use Acrobat to open it without any problems.

And if anyone has any ideas on why there might be a problem, let me know that too!

Another omission was found in the written instructions in row 94 – a missing yo, CDD, yo at the beginning and end of the row. The latest version of the pattern is available on Ravelry and is called “MilkweedShawlJune26_2_.pdf”. So sorry for any confusion!