Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Ballerina Error

I'm still working on finishing the Ballerina spreadsheet and I was having trouble making my counts work out for the stripe section just before the 2nd sleeve when I figured out why. There's a misleading instruction in the pattern. On page 4, the Ballerina pattern instructions have you to work a stripe section after the 3rd gusset, and then follow instructions on page 2 from the triangles. That section tells you to knit to the last YO before the armhole = 68(71) stitches (depending on size). The numbers are correct, but you aren't knitting to a YO. Just knit the first 68(71) stitches and then place them on a holder. It's hard to visualize unless you have the spreadsheet listing all the YOs and stitch counts and you're mapping out mirrored row numbers. But trust me on this. :)

4 comments:

sherri said...

I am drowning. I hope your spreadsheet will save my life. Have you made ballerina yet? I am sooo confused and can't beleive I spent all this money for naught. I need help and reassurance, PLEASE>

Ana said...

Amy! Thank you so much for doing this, as you can see that Ballerina instruction is difficult.

sherri said...

The spreadsheet is my salvation. I adore it. Wow. You are truly a lifesaver and deserve all of our appreciation for your efforts. It is a wonderful aid. I am putting away the pattern and just using the spreadsheet. WOW.

Anonymous said...

Amy, this is row 223 on small and row 234 on the large? Just making sure before I make changes. Mary