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Tres Chic Veronique


Who translates these patterns?!

Over a year ago, I bought the Rebecca magazine with the now famous Apricot Jacket (or "Jacke" in german). I gazed at the picture longingly, but could never decide what yarn to use. Until eBay! I scored a bag of Rowan's All Seasons Cotton for $24 this summer. Plus $10 shipping from England, but still. I immediately knit up a sleeve, just to get a feel for the ASC. Yummmm. It's so soft, it's not a heavy, dense cotton yarn, and best of all, it knits up quickly.
But here's the hitch: the pattern and the pattern translation. Sure, the translation is very bad and occasionally makes no grammatical sense, I can get over that. But there are technical issues. For example, they recommend doing an "edge stitch" (which is never defined, by the way, I assume the first st of each row is slipped). But if the edge is to be seamed later, instead of sewing 1.5 st from the edge, you have to seam a full 2 st from the edge. Considering how bulky this yarn is and how form-fitting the sleeves are, this is a very bad choice. Ask me how I know.
Also? The chart is wrong, the instructions are incomplete... I ended up looking at the photo more than the pattern.
Anyway, the only good thing I can say is that it makes me feel like a super knitter to have overcome these difficulties.

By Veronique
On Wednesday, October 19, 2005
At 10/19/2005 11:53:00 AM