Carlito Cardigan

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Dudes of Knitting: How are things? It's flipping cold here; a lovely 13 degrees this morning. Anyway, have any of you done the Carlito Cardigan or know someone who is? A friend of mine is working on it for her son and she says the pattern has a lot of errors. I have looked on the pattern page on Ravelry and I don't see an errata sheet. Has anyone else run into this or is it just my friend being creative with her knitting?

Thanks

Buck

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MathewGnagy's picture

Okay guys...I am about to do

Okay guys...I am about to do another update of this pattern....I want to do it in a WAY better yarn...any votes on good manly yarns that aren't pilleriffic??

Mathew

MMario's picture

refreshing the thread for a

refreshing the thread for a recent inquiry

negativitysucks's picture

Not only is the Carlito

Not only is the Carlito Cardigan pattern revised and available on Ravelry, it is also now free to download. No longer $8 a copy. The designer expressed his apologies to me in an email. I think I will pick up my needles again and give it another go.

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Ther Carlito Cardigan has been Updated and is downlodable on Ravelry. Tell your friend to get her copy

MathewGnagy's picture

Hi Guys! I am the Designer

Hi Guys!

I am the Designer of the Carlito Cardigan and just want to apologize publicly for the bad pattern...I hope all of you have picked up the new version...I am being told by many people that it is much improved.

I am knitting a new one and following my instructions exactly, so far, I haven't found any errors, I am interested to know if anyone who still has a modicum of patience has attempted it again.

I am knitting a size large, so its not the size originally designed and all seems to be well. I am nearly done with the second front and about to start the back. The numbers actually add up this time (sorry), There are cable charts for every size and the collar method has been improved.

I won't say it has become an easy knit....because i don't think that's possible with this design. But at least the pattern is understandable now....I hope.

MMario's picture

A **VERY** gracious response

A **VERY** gracious response - and morre then seen from many a designer...

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very well put, MMario.

Very well put, MMario. Kudos to the designer for doing so much to make this situation better. A most honorable thing to do. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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HThe guy is actually reviewing the patern and will have a new release this weekend

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Can't help with the pattern

Can't help with the pattern problems, Buck. But I will avoid that pattern without a doubt. I consider it a marginally unethical practice to post a pattern and then not correct mistakes. On the other hand, we thought it a heat wave when we finally got up to 13 degrees and no wind the other day. I'm ready for Spring to arrive at any moment. [Please, please.] -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Tallguy's picture

There are so many great

There are so many great patterns that are availble for free everywhere that there is no reason to have to suffer through a badly written one. If you insist on doing that cardigan (or anything else), and you find errors that the designer refuses to correct, demand a refund, and be sure to tell everyone else about it so that others do not have to purchase it and go through all that trouble as well. Once word gets out, the designer will make the corrections or go out of business -- which is a good thing either way.
Well, that is just my opinion, of course.

HuskerChub's picture

When I started working on it

When I started working on it was was going to ask the same thing. I finally just started fixing the errors the way I thought they should be knit. What I find so offensive about this is that they are CHARGING for a pattern that just plain and simply WAS NOT proof read, and possibly not test knitted by anyone but the author. Trust me, I've written enough patterns to know that just because I know what is going on in the pattern does not mean than anyone else can figure it out. This type of thing is what gives a designer a black mark, I know that I'm not willing to spend any more of my money on patterns from GnagnyArts. If you want to earn money by selling patterns, than act like a professional and get it right. I know that even really large publishing houses make mistake, computer files are screwed up etc but they at least notify people with errata etc. This designer KNOWS that there are issues, has not corrected them, or make any indication on Ravelry that there are issues but still is willing to take in $8 or a pattern...just bad form.
Stepping down from my soap box.

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I think he should provide everyone that bought one with a error free copy

negativitysucks's picture

I feel the same way. And if

I feel the same way. And if I weren't as experienced as I am with knitting, I think my frustration would be so great that I would likely not attempt another project. As it is, I'm just annoyed enough to set it aside (often) and work on other things. My printed copy of the pattern is so heavily marked with notes and marks that I can't imagine anyone looking at it and thinking it's a great knit.
I think I need to put the project on Ravelry and post my own notes to help others who are thinking of making the sweater. If I would have known of the high number of errors, I would have thought twice about buying the pattern. I kinda want to help someone else keep from making my mistake.

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You should actuallyask him to take it down until the errors are worked out

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I'm working on it and yes,

I'm working on it and yes, there are plenty of errors in the pattern.
I wrote a note to the designer and he said he would look into it and that the pattern is really due for a rerwrite.
But, in the meantime, I keep plodding along. Occasionally, I just have to put it aside and leave it and work something else.