One tries one’s best, but ‘best’ isn’t ‘perfect’. It turns out there’s an error (admittedly not mine, but I didn’t catch it in the proof) in the Draper pattern:
The chart key is incorrect. It should specify knit: ‘knit on rs, purl on ws’ and purl: ‘purl on rs, knit on ws’, but only has ‘knit’ and ‘purl’, which has led to some interesting results, all told.
Well, I won’t forget to check the chart key next time! Though I doubt that’s much comfort to those knitters who just discovered they have to rip out half a lace shawl :(
In good news, I am soooo darn close to publishing this pattern:
I can almost taste it.
Little by little, we progress :)