Tuesday, November 3, 2009

When Good knits go Bad!

Our dear, dear friend Chris saw this beautiful wrap in the Vogue Fall 2009 issue and she knew she just had to knit it. We picked out the perfect yarn - Malabrigo Worsted in Hollyhock, added the needles and off she went.

However, you would think it was a successful project based on the picture below, but my friends, what looked like a simple knit, turned into a nightmare for our dear friend. I for one am not surprised Chris stuck to her guns and finished it - she is that type of person, but anyone else would have thrown it in the corner for a time out. The instructions are awful and the finished measurements reflected on the pattern are WRONG!

Vogue thinks the it should be 120" wide, and Chris' is 60" - this begs the question, did knit a gauge swatch? You betcha! Chris knows the value of doing a gauge swatch. Believe me. Just Vogue's pattern failed her. Take a look - we think it looks great on her:

1 comment:

sadie said...

If you look at the photo, there is a regular cabled collar above the bertical cables. It doesn't appear in the pattern instructions, I think this is why it came up short....another Voue goof -up at knitters' expense.