Thursday, April 26, 2007

happy post?

Click to enlargeThis was going to be such a happy post! I have almost completed all of the pieces for the a boy's own jacket. That sounds pretty good, doesn't it? The only problem is the height of the hood is almost equal to the height of the jacket body!? Now that can't be right. So I searched for errata on Zoe Mellor's book Nursery Knits and found this link on Unfortunately, it doesn't list any corrections for my project. Someone else posted pictures of their work in progress here. The hood looks much better. I think s/he is making a smaller size.

The hood instructions are a little ambiguous but I did my best to decipher them. Maybe you can point out my error.

The pattern reads:

Click to enlarge The decreases worked okay. It is the increases where I had my problem. There are 3 sizes for this pattern (6-12 months, 1-2 years, 2-3 years), and differences in size are usually noted like so: Cast on 62 (66:70) sts. Since I am making the largest size I followed the last number between the brackets and after the colon. For the increases I interpreted the and as a colon.

I think I will try using the first number within the brackets for my increase rows. Any other ideas/suggestions?


Jen said...


I'm making this, and I'm having the same problem! My sleeves ended up weird, too. I've made many a sweater, and I just can't figure out why i'm having problems with this one. Did you ever figure it out, or just bag it?

Ruth said...

Hi Jen,
Thanks for your comment!
I did figure this out for the hood: I wrote about it in this post stripe madness.
You can check out all of my posts about this project with this link A Boy's Own Jacket.

What trouble are you having with the sleeves? If you would like to write to me privately you can email me fingersfancy at inbox dot com.