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Baby bamboo pattern error? Pls help

Posted by migardengeek (My Page) on
Sun, Jan 25, 09 at 1:52

I am reaching out. I am working on a pattern called "Design C textured single-button cardi..." in the Sirdar Baby Bamboo too book 346 Code B.

It is a 3 section baby sweater with different textures. Starting with the back I was fine with section one and two and I am convincd I am absolutely adhering to this pattern but the third section does not remotely resemble the photo in the book. I believe the pattern is in error--but I'm not so advanced that I can't doubt my conviction in this matter. And I'm on holiday in Maui far away from my knitting circle of support. Is anyone familiar with this pattern or have a recommendation as to how to proceed to resolve? Thank you in advance, I'm stranded in the tropics

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RE: Baby bamboo pattern error? Pls help

Migardengeek, since you have internet access, try checking the company web site, or email them and see if there are any corrections. Many times, a company will find that there are errors in a pattern and post the corrections on the web site, or will email the corrections if you ask for them.

Good luck.


RE: Baby bamboo pattern error? Pls help

Thanx, Tami; I followed your suggestion and Sirdar got back to me right away with an answer. Not a pattern error but the instructions were a little light on direction for a relative beginner like myself. I'm back on track now, thanks again.

RE: Baby bamboo pattern error? Pls help

You are very welcome!!

RE: Baby bamboo pattern error? Pls help

Hi Migardengeek,

I am stuck at the exact same point in the pattern except that Sirdar has not been as prompt to respond to my email and they are not picking up their Helpline phone (they want me to leave a message).

I have unraveled my work so many times that I'm about to scream, would you mind sharing the pointers that you were given?


RE: Baby bamboo pattern error? Pls help

Hi, Carlie. Sorry for delay, I was off the grid for a few days. Here is what Sirdar's "knitting advisor" sent me-- "Both pattern rows have a repeat of p1, k3, however, the p1 on the second row has to be in the middle of the k3 of the previous row. When you are decreasing your pattern will alter." The more I have thought of it the more I say--How the heck is anyone supposed to have figured that out! I also ended up ripping the entire back out and I have started over so I can't tell you yet if I have got it right. Good luck to you on your project. Sue K

RE: Baby bamboo pattern error? Pls help

What a bunch of cobblers the "knitting advisor" from Sirdar was spouting. On the second row it was obvious there is an error in this pattern. Hoping it worked out for you, I'm just working out what the pattern should be now. :)

RE: Baby bamboo pattern error? Pls help

Although your posts date back a couple of years, I happened upon them this weekend when faced with the same problem. While waiting for Sirdar to respond to my query, I think I have found a solution that I can share with any future troubled knitters.
I tried a swatch using a multiple of four simply following the repeated segment each way. The result resembled the relevant segment in the photo. (So there is no need to offset it by two as suggested by the knitting advisor. So how to translate this to the sweater itself?!
I think the first 2 rows actually worked as written, but the bottom line is to use markers to indicate the stitches which will remain after all the decreasing. For me that was 39 stitches " the smallest size. When I got to the marker on the right side I started the P1 K3 pattern. On the return, when I got to the marker I had to start with the last 3 stitches of the pattern, so that after the first three stitches I was ready to begin the P1 k3 of the second row (39 minus 3 =36 which is a multiple of 4). Just to help keep me on track when I was finished the armhole shaping I used a marker to mark 36 (the largest multiple of 4) so on each even row when I got to the marker I started the repeat.
This worked very well. For the decreasing at each end in the first few rows I kind of played it by ear, kind of counting down from 4 to fill in the correct stitches. This part will be so subtle you could just knit both ways.

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