- disappointed Review by Elizabeth
Recently, I purchased the book “Knitting Outside the Swatch” by Kristin Omdahl and I have to say that it has been a long time since I was so disappointed in a book. My knitting friend and I believe that many motifs need more directions for clarity and it appears that some of the directions are incorrect. For example, for clarity the short-row cable-edged ring should have directions on row 2, 4, etc. indicating the unworked stitch(s) from the previous row should be left on the rt needle and not knitted or counted in the next row and give the number of st. Next, the directions for 4/4LC say “slide 4 sts to cn and hold in front of work, k2, k2 from cn” and then never mentions what to do with the other 2 sts on the cn. If you add up the sts for the cable sections for this pattern, as there are only supposed to be 12 in the cable section, you can deduce that it should be slip 2 sts onto cn. Then there is a TIP that you can cast on “..more stitches to create larger circles for a pillow.” but does not have the courtesy to say how many stitches so the pattern works out correctly (multiples of 2). This is only for one motif and I will not add the other comments but I would suggest that someone else test the patterns and start an addition/ correction page.
(Posted on 4/5/14)
- Love the motif ideas. Review by Esther
I'm trying the Siri Mobius cowl...had difficulty with the mobius CO as suggested in book. I had several crossings instead on one. Tried several times. Any suggestions or is there an err s te for this...
(Posted on 2/20/14)