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Valley Yarns 388 Out of the Blue Cardigan
Electrifying zig-zag cables accent this versatile reverse stockinette cardigan. Ribbing at the waist provides shaping while a wide colllar and front band let you adjust the fit.
Pattern Elements: cables, square set-in sleeves, bottom-up
Finished Measurements: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52)”
Yarn: 8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13) skeins Valley Yarns Northampton (100% Wool, 100g/247yds) color Lake Heather
Needles: US 7 (4.50mm) 40” circular
Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch
- Kirsten Hipsky
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Comments about Valley Yarns 388 Out of the Blue Cardigan:
I purchased this pattern by download over a month ago, so maybe the problem has been corrected in the meantime, but I started knitting it last night and quickly discovered a serious flaw in the instructions. The pattern features two different cable patterns, which are mirror images of each other, called A and B; one appears on the L F&B of the jacket and the other on the R F&B (the body is knitted all in one piece). However, the directions tell you to knit Cable A first on all rows. As the piece is knitted back and forth (the only way to do this pattern), if you knit Cable A first on the RS rows, you clearly need to knit Cable B first on the WS rows. After about 30 seconds of head-scratching, I concluded that the pattern was in error, and proceeded to knit it in the only logical way, yielding a result that looks just like the photo. However, I have over 50 years of knitting experience; a less experienced knitter might not realize the error right away, or know how to remedy it until s/he had a screwed-up mess. Doesn't anybody test-knit these instructions?
A minor additional point, but a pet peeve: this pattern flouts the convention of designating RS rows as odd and WS rows as even. I realize that this is not universal, but it is so overwhelmingly observed that I wonder at designers who do the opposite, when it is just as easy to go with the flow. Yes, I can deal, but keeping track of my rows is no longer intuitive and I have to keep thinking about row numbers and R and W sides.
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