I really hope somebody can please help me. I am between being very upset and steaming mad right now...I would e-mail Lion Brand about their pattern, but the last couple of times I've needed to contact them about things, they haven't responded, so I don't think I'll have much luck now. :!!!:
I just finished their "Tea and Sympathy" shawl--the second one, to be precise--and have had the same problem on both shawls (I hope I can explain this accurately). On both shawls, I knitted a gauge swatch, and adjusted my needles accordingly to achieve gauge, so I think it is a problem with the pattern itself.
The shawl is supposed to show knitted up like the second below picture. What mine end up looking like is more of a deep "V" (like the first picture), and the "wingspan" of the shawl IS NOT 60" like it should be, and to me, the second shawl I knitted looks off-kilter.
The reason I think it's a pattern glitsch is because I noticed that the height of each repeat seemed to progress faster than the width of the shawl. I'm thinking that maybe the pattern should have four M1 increases for the first and second rows instead of just two per row as directed in the directions to make the width increase more evenly with the depth, but I don't know enough about increases to know if two M1 increases in a row (in other words, here would be my first and second rows of the pattern: K1, M1, M1, knit to last stitch, M1, M1, K1) would be a viable option.
Does anybody have any comments or suggestions about this pattern please? I am so bummed out and mad--one of these were a gift to be given to somebody in the next two days, and I can't tear it all out. I can only hope she'll like the result. :verysad: