I've started the Sunrise Circle Jacket, from Interweave Knits. I was really excited about doing this pattern. I cast on last Sunday, and now I'm nearly done with the back. Great, right?
But the back is about twice as long as it should be. I even knitted a gauge swatch for this one - my first swatch ever. It's OK as far as the stitches go, now that I've stepped down a needle size, but the row gauge is a disaster.
So now I see that the author is recommending that you knit the fronts first, and then adjust the back accordingly. Oops. Too bad the pattern isn't written that way. My thoughts turn to the Yarn Harlot's rant on errors in knitting patterns. This may or may not be an error, but it's definitely information I would have liked to have before I started.
I'm not going to frog it yet. I'll finish the back, then do a front and see what happens. I don't mind a slightly longer jacket, but I don't want to look like I'm dressing up in a grownup's clothes.