With the first sleeve of Sherlock done, I thought I'd take a little break for a day or two and work on something else (probably helped along by the fact that we are in the middle of a wicked heat wave, and the thought of a long-sleeve wool cardigan just isn't getting me too excited.)
So I decided to pick up April Come She May again. I put a few more rows on it and discovered something disappointing. The pattern is only half done. The sleeve chart only goes to row 41 - but the raglan shaping actually continues on to Row 76. The only instructions are "Continues working rows 1 and 2 up to row 76".
But it's not that easy - placement of the flowers changes because of the increase of the raglan. So you can't just repeat those two rows without some serious forethought.
I sat down Sunday night and charted the remainder out
If I'd paid for this pattern, I'd be annoyed (I got it when it was offered on a free promo). If I wasn't a designer, or a less experienced knitter, I'd be really ticked off. Unless you have a decent amount of experience with charting and top down construction, it would be pretty darn hard to figure out. So a word of warning if this is in your queue - knitter beware!