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. If you spot a mistake, please let me know so I can pass the information on to other readers.
Cute & Easy knitting
Placemats, page 78
In the very first column, under ‘Yarn and other materials’, please note that you will need 2 balls of the specified yarn to complete one table mat. (The mats actually use about a ball-and-a-third each, so if you are knitting a set all in one colour, you do not need to buy 2 balls for each mat. For example, you will need 4 balls for a set of 3 mats and 8 balls for a set of 6 mats.)
Also on this page, at the very top of the middle column, the instruction should be:
Cast on 20 sts in A or B, using your yarn double. (The first edition instructions do not specify that you need to use the yarn double)
Coasters, page 89
The correct gauge (tension) for this project should be 21 sts and 38 rows in garter stitch to a 4-in (10cm) on US 2/3 (3 mm) needles using yarn double. (The first edition instructions has the wrong tension/gauge figures)
Dog draft excluder, page 111
The dog’s coat and coat strap (though not the collar) should be knitted on US 6 (4 mm) knitting needles, not US3/3.25 mm as stated. The gauge/tension for the coat and coat strap is 18 sts and 25 rows to a 4-in/10cm square.
For the instruction following Row 6 (currently: ‘Rep last 2 rows 47 times more’), please add at the end of this instruction ‘or till coat measures 16 in (41 cm) from cast-on edge’. Then continue pattern as written.
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)
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. Twelve drummers drumming The instruction for the fourth asterisk should read ‘Work 18 rows in st st, beg with a K row…’ not ‘Work 19 rows’. Knit your own royal wedding
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).
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  not 
Second from last bullet point – stitch count should be  not 
Third bullet point should be  and not 
Sixth bullet should read ‘Work 5 rows in st st beg with a P row’ (it currently says to begin with a K row)
Sixth bullet should read ‘K1, m1, K to last st, m1, K1′ (it currently says knit to last 2 sts)
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.
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.