One thing I find deeply irritating is when it turns out that somebody has published a knitting pattern for something that by its very nature requires no pattern.
You usually find out when you’re out and about and somebody goes, “omg, I love your Ektorp!” and you’re like, “I beg your pardon?”
“Your Ektorp! So cute! Is the yarn kettle-dyed?”
And then it dawns on you that the person is not talking about an Ikea couch, but rather that some enterprising soul out there has actually written down a pattern for a garter stitch scarf (I exaggerate, but only slightly), and people are witlessly alluding to garter stitch scarves by the name of said pattern.
And then you have to stand there pretending not to be offended that (1) somebody thought you needed to follow a pattern in order to knit a garter stitch scarf and that (2) somebody thought anybody needed to follow a pattern in order to knit a garter stitch scarf.
Elizabeth Zimmerman is rolling in her grave, people. Shut it down.
- g-isabellae said: My brain is such that written instructions (especially combined with accurate images) nearly always work, while video & oral explanations usually don’t. I find it really hard to follow how to knit videos; bring on the stupid-easy patterns. :(
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