Making Waves.... important pattern update for vest
- Hello everyone, we have all returned from last weekend's seminars and
are now prepared for the next round. Carole and Fred enjoyed meeting
everyone at Charlene Shafer's Spring Fling in Indiana. Carole received
many fine comments about her G-Carriage accessory class, and her book
Socks for All Seasons was so well liked she completely sold out. If
you purchased the book and are waiting for your copy, be assured they
have all been mailed as of today.
Jason represented Rocking Horse Farm at the Mid-America Knitting
Extravaganza in Kansas City last weekend. The MAKING WAVES vest from
the current "Rocking Horse News" issue was a hit. Check the picture on
the front page of the Yahoo Group to see Carole wearing the finished
Now on to the important update: Please take a moment to check your
copy of the Spring 2006 Issue of the ROCKING HORSE NEWS Machine
Knitting and Fiber Art publication. It has come to our attention that
some copies of this issue were distributed with faded printing or
Please turn to page 4 and look at the Instruction labeled SIDE FRONT.
It should read:
"Starting on the left side of the machine, E-Wrap cast-on needles
L35, L34 + L31 and L30."
Some of the pages appear to have a dash ( - ) instead of a plus sign.
Please correct this in your issue if it is a problem. The needle set-
up is clearly listed at the beginning of the pattern as "2 needles in
work and 2 needles out of work," so this minor clarification shouldn't
be a big deal.
The same thing happens farther down, in the instruction labeled "First
Wave." It should read:
"Continue in this manner until the last set of needles: R30, R31 +
R34 and R35."
Lastly, the entire bottom two lines of printing may be faded on some
of page 4. It should read:
"There will be 12 wave sections to the underarm. Each wave section
contains one complete "wave" from left to right on the machine, and
one complete "wave" from right to left on the machine."
I (Jason) take this problem very seriously. If you are a subscriber
and ever notice that the issue you receive is faulty or unreadable in
some way, please let me know and I will replace it immediately. We
take extra efforts to proofread and check every page when we assemble
the publication, and I want to know if you are ever unsatisfied.
On a lighter note, thank you to everyone who have commented on the new
look of the publication. You have noticed that there are more pictures
and illustrations than ever before, and that we keep trying to make
the print large enough to read without raising the price. We are still
charging the same subscription rate we have used since 1995. This is
not a profit-maker, folks.... it is simply our effort to keep people
On Thursday April 27th we are off teach at the Purls of Joy Seminar in
Moundsview, Minnesota. Carole, Fred and Jason are representing Rocking
Horse Farm in the knitting, felting and fiber arts fields, and Jerome
and Barb are teaching machine embroidery and sewing. Hope to see many
of you there!