Well, from the title you can guess where this is going.
I started a wrap pattern from Interweave Knits-Fall 09 for the Every Way Wrap. It has an interesting reversible cable pattern that was just too tempting. So I cast on & followed the chart. After a few inches, it didn't look right. But I thought it was because of the set up row for the cables on the opposite side. Nope, it was a mess. Checked my stitches, checked the chart, repeat-till I wanted to tear out my hair. Figured, I must have miscounted somewhere. So ripped it out.
Second time, checked each row carefully as I work. You guessed it. Same problem. This time I quit sooner.
Off I went to their website. Yep, the key for the chart was wrong.
Third time is a charm. Only after all this trouble I decide I don't like the look of the pattern. The fabric bunches up too much because of the crisscrossing cables. Even when I went up 2 needle sizes.
So after all this work. I passed on making the wrap anyway.
But I did learn to always check the websites for pattern errors upfront.