Friday, December 31, 2010

Virus Blue

I gotta say, even though I'm a tad bored of doing spheres, this little fella is pretty cute.

Pattern has some issues, though:

Rnd 6: pretty sure it should read *sc in first 5 st, 2 sc in next st; sc in next 5 st, inc nodule in next st*. As printed, it tells you to sc in 6 st before working the nodule (or bud), but that would put your stitch count off - you'd not be able to finish the round before running short of stitches.
Rnd 14: I recommend starting with sc 9, then sc 8 and work nodule. This will offset the nodules from the previous nodule round, and result in the item actually looking like the picture. If worked as written, it will match rnd 10, which won't then be offset.
Rnd 19: I elected to work as follows: *sc in first 3 st, dec in next st; sc in next 2 st, dec bud in next st, dec in next st* repeat. I found this placed the buds in the right places, and also kept the stitch count correct.

I think that's all. I hope I didn't intuitively correct something and then forget to write it down, though that's possible.

I placed my 15mm eyes between Rnds 9 & 10, centered just above and on either side of a nodule.

Yarn: Vanna Baby in Bluebell


Ava said...

Hey there - glad you enjoyed him :) I'll have to make another one to figure out if I've definitely got that pattern bit wrong! You may well be right - thanks for letting me know!

Ava said...

Round 6 - thanks for the fix :)

For round 14, if I remember right, when making spheres the rows tend to shift themselves diagonally as you go, so doing 8 (I think) still got the buds offset. Or I could be wrong! But that's what I'm remembering. Maybe it changes from person to person? I know I always end up with the rows spiraling somewhat. I'd say for 14 and 19, shift if it needs it for you, for them to be offset and look right.

I'll put a note on the pattern for now, and try one again sometime!