Bad, Bad Math
Okay, so I’m one of those peeps who reads their patterns all the way through before casting on. I’ve been to the Vogue errata section, I’ve been all over ravelry and all over the internet, can anyone splain this math (see schematic). If anyone has done the Yoke Pullover #13 from the 2005/2006 Winter Vogue, please riddle me this:
So according to the left side of the schematic, the entire piece should be 23″ long. According to the right side of the schematic that 23″ would be made up of three sections 14 1/2″ + 8 1/2 ” + 2 1/2″ . . . which would equal 25 1/2″ . . . grrrrr
Then there’s this litte, schematic and pattern makes NO sense. For the back you knit from the bottom up to 13″ and then begin the first cable pattern (7 rows) before binding off for the beginning of the yoke, which makes sense with the schematic measurement of 14 1/2 “. Here’s the annoying part. The sleeve instructions have you knit 17″ before first cable pattern (7 rows) before binding off, so HOW is the bind off show at 17 1/2″ when you knit 7 rows AFTER you knit 17″ before the bindoff???? WRONG. I’m thinking they meant 18 1/2”??
Looks like I’ll be doing a bit of punting. I finished the back. After reading all the complaints on Ravelry I decided to go down a needle size for the neck and keep the stitches live, so I can make sure it’s working before binding off.
Here’s the little darling blocking. Thank you blocking wires.