Been sewing on these glorious little Om charms today. It was my reward for (finally) sitting down at the laptop and de-coding my scrawls and short hand from various scraps of paper.
It’s like some elaborate cryptic quiz which, more often than not, requires me go back to the knitted item while muttering something about taking better notes, counting rows, stitches etc. It’s not my favourite job!
Then I’ll knit them all again, following the pattern to the letter, correcting it where it’s obviously wrong. I don’t usually use a different yarn until I’ve corrected the pattern and then I’ll knit it again, measure and compare the finished article with the original yarn. Sometimes things come up smaller in different yarns.
What I also like to do is have other people knit the items. This is like a double check on the pattern and also checks that what I’ve written makes sense to other knitters. If you would like to have a go at an original pattern, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org