Beginning to Knit
I was so excited to get started on these 'Hurry Up Spring Armwarmers' from Stitch 'n Bitch Nation that I broke my #1 cardinal rule of knitting. Always check the pattern for errors BEFORE starting to knit. Oops, I didn't and oops it did.
I spotted the error after I'd knit it. I tried to fix it without frogging all of the work I'd done so far, but to no avail. After this false start I'm now well on my way.
Moral: Always check the web for errata before beginning to knit. I've found pretty much every commercially published book and magazine has corrections published on the web.
See http://www.knithappens.com/oops.shtml for pattern corrections for
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