Camellia Dollman Corrections part 2

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The Camellia Dolman shawl is almost finished.  Unfortunately, there are more corrections to the pattern.  Normally I find that the charts are more accurate than the written directions, which is one of the many reasons that I prefer to use them.  In this book, that does not seem to be the case.

On rows 153-185, she neglects to put in the decreases on the right that mirror the left side.  Here you can clearly see how it is needed to make the end of the petal.  Also, without it, you would be increasing an extra 18 sts every other row!!!

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Also on row 179, there is no YO in the 3rd stitch from the end, it is just a knit stitch.

Lastly, I will add a purl back row after the last pattern, and then will bind off loosely from the knit side.  This will give more of a bite to the edge in which to sew together to create the sweater from this circular shawl.  I looking at the photos, that appears to be what they did in the sample.  Hopefully I will get this finished today and wash and block it.   The last 36 rows were quite long as they are the outer edge of the shawl, 35 sts over 18 rays, 630 sts/row!

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