Posted on Thursday, April 24 2008 at 10am
If you're knitting Alan Dart's Jack O'Lantern pattern from Irresistible Gifts to Knit, you may have noticed that the shades we've recommended in certain places don't quite match the picture.
When we were replacing shades which have been discontinued since we published the original pattern in issue 20, we accidentally reversed the shades of orange:
- The head says to cast on in Mango when it should be cast on in Burnt Orange.
- The nose instructs you to use Burnt Orange where it should be Mango.
- The legs say cast on in Mango when it should be cast on in Burnt Orange and to alternate with Mink but, as this shade has been discontinued, it should be Mole.
- The waistcoat instructs you to use Burnt Orange where it should be Mango.
In addition, the ball weight has changed, so you should only need one 100g ball of Burnt Orange – please ignore the references to Mink and Orange in the materials list, although, to confuse the issue, Sirdar have recently reintroduced Bonus shade 981 Orange, used in the original pattern, and it is now known as 981 Bright Orange. Obviously, you could use this instead of the Burnt Orange and would need just one 100g ball.