1/24/07: I am relieved to hear that a 3rd person (Marit) has also successfully knitted this cloth. It looks like there is some confusion with my M1 abbreviation, which isn't "standard". I've changed the way the definition of M1 appears in the Notes section ... so that instead of being sentences in a paragraph, the steps are listed numerically. Hopefully this will make it easier to read and understand. I couldn't find an abbreviation for these steps on the Knitting Help Increase page. I could make another SWAG, but that would probably be just as confusing. ;-)
I am troubled to hear of two people who had difficulties with Row 38 of my Heart Lace Cloth. I responded to Stacey's email 5 days ago, haven't heard back, and assumed she resolved the issue. Now I noticed someone else left a comment about Row 38.
How many stitches do you have after finishing Row 37? If you cast on 39 stitches, you would have done B3, P33, B3 and ended up with 39 stitches. If you cast on 37 stitches, you would have done B3, P31, B3 and ended up with 37 stitches. If the number of stitches you purled is not correct, then you might have made a boo boo in Row 36.
I have looked over my copy of the pattern against what is posted in my blog, and they seem identical to me. But my eyes could be deceiving me, even after doing this comparison several times. Perhaps some fresh eyes can help me out here. I have taken a photo of my copy of the pattern, it is the same one I used to knit off of so I know what is written here actually works. I used this piece of paper when I knit my red cloth & pink variegated cloth. I will try to find some time over the next few days to knit up the Heart Lace Cloth while working directly from my blog page instead of from my notes ...
Click on image to see large version. Please excuse the handwriting... :-)
On the upside, I do know of two people who have successfully knitted up the Heart Lace Cloth, and neither of these two ladies mentioned any difficulties with row 38 (or any other row). Rhoda knitted two cloths (I love that Pink Lilacs color she used in one of them), and Mary knitted one.
Mary mentioned that my M1 instruction "really means M1, K1 in standard knitting pattern terminology". Sorry about the unconventional M1. As a newbie knitter, I'm still trying to figure out what is standard. It seemed logical to me at the time to use M1 (to stand for "make one") for that increase. I used D4 similarly for decreasing 4 stitches. I'll bet D4 is not standard either. Does anyone know what my D4 really should be called?
I guess my SWAGs on abbreviations aren't such a good idea, lol.