Errata

My publishers and I check all our patterns very carefully but inevitably mistakes sometimes creep in. Big apologies for any confusion this causes and we really hope it hasn’t stopped you enjoying your knitting too much.

Knitted animal hats

Buzzy bee hat

It will be useful to wind a 3.5 yd (3 m) separate ball of yarn B before you start.

Row 9 will then read: K30(36) in B form main ball, k12 in A, k30(36) in B from small ball.

You can then break the yarn on the small ball once you have come to the top of the bee’s face.

Savannah the zebra

The first line of instructions on p35 should read:

Next RS row: K1, [sl1, k2tog, psso, k2] 5 times, sl1, k2tog, psso, k1. (so k1 at the end and not k11 as printed)

Rumble bear

The row after row 34 should read as follows:

Next row: K4, [sl1, k2tog, psso, k8] 5 times, sl1, k2tog, psso, k4. (54 sts)

So knit 4 stitches at the beginning of the row – this step was omitted.

Waddle the penguin

The last row on the earflaps should read as follows:

Next row: sl1, k2tog, psso. (1 st)

Gurgle the fish

On the main hat, the fourth line up from the end should read as follows:

Nest RS row: K3, M1, k1, M1, k6, M1, k1, M1, k3. (18 sts)

So knit 6 stitches in the middle of the row and not 8 as printed.

The 12 Knits of Christmas

Nine ladies dancing

The instructions for repeating the rows for the skirt went a bit wrong and the skirt comes out longer than illustrated. Rather than point out the places where the pattern was incorrect, I’ve rewritten it so please work to the pattern shown below.

Make 2 pieces
Cast on 22 sts in pale pink.
1st row: K.
Next row: K1, (yf, k2tog) to last st, K1.
Rep last 2 rows once more.
Next row: K1, k2tog, K to last 3 sts, ssk, K1. [20 sts]
Next row: K2, (yf, k2tog) to end.
Next row: K.
Next row: K2, (yf, k2tog) to end.
Rep last 2 rows once more.
Next row: K1, k2tog, K to last 3 sts, ssk, K1. [18 sts]
Next row: K1, (yf, k2tog) to last st, K1.
Next row: K.
Next row: K1, (yf, k2tog) to last st, K1.
Rep last 2 rows once more.
Next row: K1, k2tog, K to last 3 sts, ssk, K1. [16 sts]
Next row: K2, (yf, k2tog) to end.
Next row: K.
Next row: K2, (yf, k2tog) to end.
Rep last 2 rows once more.
Next row: K1, k2tog, K to last 3 sts, ssk, K1. [14 sts]
Next row: K1, (yf, k2tog) to last st, K1.
Next row: K.
Rep last 2 rows once more.
Cast off.
 
 

Knit your own royal wedding

Queen

Page 37, Dress

The 8th bullet point should read ‘Work 5 rows in st st beg with a P row’ (it currently says to begin with a K row).

Camilla

The pattern is correct but there are three miscounted stitch totals – the figures given in square brackets after some of lines in the pattern that require increasing or decreasing.

Page 46, Body

Third from last bullet point – stitch count should be [15] not [13]

Second from last bullet point – stitch count should be [14] not [12]

Legs

Third bullet point should be [10] and not [12]

Dress

Sixth bullet should read ‘Work 5 rows in st st beg with a P row’ (it currently says to begin with a K row)

Hat

Sixth bullet should read ‘K1, m1, K to last st, m1, K1′ (it currently says knit to last 2 sts)

Harry

Page 32, Jacket

Fourth bullet point – this should read ‘…remembering to K1 st at the beg and end of every ws row’ rather than ‘K2 sts’ to make it consistent with the third bullet point. But it does not really matter whether you K1 or K2 sts at the end of each ws row – if you K2, you will simply have a slightly (but only very slightly) thicker side borders on the jacket.

Kate

page 24, Dress

In the ‘you will need’ I say you need 4-ply (fingering) yarn for Kate’s dress. This is correct. In the pattern itself on page , it refers to DK yarn – which will work but just make a thicker dress. Stick to 4-ply like it says originally if you can.

21 responses to “Errata

  1. Pauline Grainger

    I am having trouble with the corgis – is there an error in the insructions

  2. annie46

    You have unfortunately made an error with Rowan Williams’ Chimere. I have been really frustrated by having to rework the pattern this evening! The part where knitting down from the neck, there is a set of 3 sts on each side of the main body. Your instructions only cover ONE set of 3 sts after “Break yarn. You can leave sts just worked on needle” Being an experienced knitter, I have been able to work out that you need to complete both sides the same, so the slits for armholes match. Still, I am delighted with your designs on the whole and shall be posting the finished set as photos on Facebook. I have rejigged all the outfits to reflect the actual colours and uniforms worn on the wedding day…and have chosen to tone down Harry’s hair! Can’t wait for the new books on my Amazon wishlist including Noah’s Ark and Knitivity :)

  3. Percy Mugford

    I’m knitting the royal wedding party from your book but would like to knit Kate’s dress to look more like the actual thing. Do you have a pattern for it?

  4. Percy Mugford

    I’m knitting the wedding party from your book but would like to make Kate’s dress more like the actual one. Do you have a pattern for it?

    • Hi there and sorry for the delay in replying.

      Sadly I don’t have a pattern — would love to do one but unfortunately don’t have the time right now. I’ve put out a message on my Facebook Knitted Royal Wedding page to ask if anyone has developed one and will keep you posted.

      Best wishes

      Fiona

      Please visit my knitting blog to find out more-than-you-probably-want-to on my knitting books and ideas

  5. Kim Stainsby

    Hello Fiona – I’ve been working on the Queen’s outfit and am puzzled by the instructions re: her hat – I’m sure it’s me, not the pattern. Can you please explain “oversew.” Many thanks. Kim
    P.S. I notice another hat pattern is the same in the guest’s dresses, etc.

  6. yard camel

    Archbishop of Canterbury – pattern query: I’m in the final stages of the A of C, working on the chimere. Am puzzled by instructions middle of leftmost col. on p. 30, “Work 3 rows as set” and then “Work 2 rows as set” – what mean these? It’s not a repeat instruction, I think, since repeated lines use the word “repeat” in them. Both lines involve increase rows w/ stitch counts at the end, so I can’t believe I’m supposed to repeat those rows (repeated increase row would result in increased # of stitches total, which does not work out arithmetically). All other aspects of the Archbp. have been fabulous – just these two bits puzzle.

    Fabulous book, btw. After the Abp. I’m moving on to the corgis.

    • Hi Yard Camel. ‘As set’ just means keeping to the main stitch pattern. So in the case here it just means work another three rows keeping to the main stocking stitch pattern with no increasing or decreasing but remembering to work a knit stitch at the beginning and end of every purl row. Does that make sense?

  7. Amy

    Hi Fiona:
    I am knitting the ox in your Knitivity book and I wonder if the line that reads “Bind off 5 sts pwise, K to end” should be P to end? Maybe I miscounted but the bottom of the body is in nice stockinette stitch and the top is inside out.

    Love the book!!!
    Amy

  8. ChristmasKnitter

    I’m knitting the characters from The 12 Knits of Christmas, and have just started the 9 ladies dancing. Am I right in thinking that there could be an error in the pattern for the lace skirt? The book describes a total of 41 rows which makes the skirt very, very long.

    • Hi Christmas Knitter — So sorry for the delay in getting back to you on this. You are quite right; something has gone wrong with the instructions for repeating the rows. I try so hard to get the patterns right and have a great pattern checker… but sometimes things go a bit wrong. I hope it hasn’t spoilt things too much for you and please accept my sincere apologies and thanks for pointing it out. I am going right from this page to list the amends on the errata page of the blog. With best wishes from Fiona.

  9. Sandra

    I have knitted all the characters of the Royal Wedding, and also included my own version of Carole, Pippa and Mr Middleton. They are all so cute. Thank you for such a wonderful book.

    • Hi Sandra – Thanks so much for letting me know that. Love the sound of knitting the Mr and Mrs Middleton and Pippa too. Do you have a photo? Would love to see it. Best wishes Fiona

      • Sandra

        I do have some photos – not sure how to attach them to this though. I have just ordered the Knitivity and can’t wait to start!

  10. Hello! I’m working on the ox from your Knitivity, and I’m not sure I’ve been doing it right. I’ve taken a picture of it at my website (http://www.lisahartjes.com/images/KnitivityOxBody.png) so you can see what I’ve got. I think the problem is here:

    next row: Bind off 5 sts, K to end. [34 sts]
    Work 9 rows st st, beg with a knit row.
    Bind off 5 sts purlwise, knit to end. [29 sts]
    Work 9 rows st st, beg with a knit row.
    Next row: K

    In the image, where you see the stitches have reversed, and the back side becomes the front. Based on the picture in the book, it’s not supposed to be this way. :)

  11. Hi Lisa – I’ve had a couple of emails bounce back on me. Could you send me an email at fkgoble@btinternet.com and then I will reply with the attachment. Thanks. Fiona

  12. valfmf

    I’ve just started to knit the first doll of the Knitivity and am having trouble understanding one line of instructions for the standing doll. It is where the stitches increase for the head, after instructions to increase to 9 stitches and then knit another P row. The confusion I have is with the next line – K2, m1, K1, m1, K to last 3sts, m1, K1, m1, K2. By the time I have knitted to the last 3 stitches, there are not enough stitches to make 2 extra stitches and knit 3 more. The end of this pattern line doesn’t tell you how many stitches you will be left with at the end of this row (as other increase or decrease lines do) The next increase row tell you to repeat this row to get 17 but with more stitches on the needle how can you repeat it exactly? I have muddled through after three attempts but would like to know if this line in the pattern needs changing. Many thanks.

    • Hi there.
      To make the extra stitch you pick up the horizontal loop running between the stitch just knitted and the next one – so making a new stitch does not use up an existing stitch. The instruction m1 is different from the instruction inc1 and this difference is explained on p15. Does that make sense? Let me know if not and I will try to explain in more depth.
      Best wishes Fiona

  13. Jackie

    Hello, I’ve just been given Noah’s Knits for my birthday and my daughter has asked me to knit Mr Noah for her. I zoomed up the front but am struggling to get the back to work. The instructions say to purl across the 12 sts with the wrong side facing. Please can you help as when I did this with the wrong side of the lower legs facing me, it seems as if the stocking stitch is the wrong way over. Thank you. Jackie

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