Thursday, January 31, 2008

Vogue Stitchionary Volume One

156 vines and bobbles


The above is my chart for the [chartless in the book] pattern 156 vines and bobbles, page 105 of Vogue Knitting Stitchionary volume one.  It looks to me as if the book's line by line instructions are right as far as the number of stitches goes, but the "multiple of" instructions might be wrong.  My chart might not line up right in the picture and my left and right decreases might be off, but I think the pattern will work if you follow the instructions.  I haven't knit a swatch.

This chart shows two repeats of the pattern side by side.  Odd (right side) rows are read from right to left.  Even (wrong side) rows are read from left to right.  A "K" on the right side is knit.  A "K" on the wrong side is purled.  It's supposed to be that you are looking at the right side of the work. 

The book tells you to cast on a multiple of 12 sts plus 1, and it is a multiple of 16 sts after Row 1.  I don't think so.  I think you cast on a multiple of 11 stitches, and then odd (right side) rows are multiple of 12 and even (wrong side) rows are multiple of 11.

I might be totally off base here.  Does anybody else have any thoughts on this?

The errata page doesn't does include a correction for this pattern! Maybe it doesn't need one, or maybe it does.  I'm not really sure?

Now I know why I love the Barbara Walker Treasuries so much!

[Edited for some clarity, 2/4/08.]

[Edited to show that the errata page has been updated with a correction. 2/14/08]


  1. Yes, you cast on multiple of 11 stitches (says so on that first row). And you are right about the number of stitches in each says so along the left side as well.
    I wonder if what the book says is about another pattern, not this one. It happens sometimes.

  2. Thanks for the validation, Tallguy.
    Just to clarify, I made the chart from the chartless instructions in the book so the reason it says to cast on 11 stitches is that I thought that's what it should say [same with the number of stitches on the left] :-)
    I used the Vogue "contact us" web page to send an editorial comment, so maybe they will update their errata page.