05.18.2016. Up to date there are no mistakes found or any corrections added to the pattern.But it is evident that some knitters have difficulty following the instructions especially when those require repeating the rows that have been already worked.
Here are my answers:
- When having problems "seeing" where you are regarding the shape of the coat, do look at the last page of the pattern instructions, especially at the photo of the body of the coat (coat body, finished). Crop this photo out, paste on to a new page and enlarge, then print that page. Turn the picture counter clockwise so that the direction of your knitted rows and those on the picture are the same ( i.e. horizontal). That should help you to understand at what exact point in your work you are and how the shaping of the coat evolves.
- Which rows to repeat?
Below is a simplified breakdown of the row repeats.
Column A = actual row numbers
Column B = the rows, instructions for which you have to follow
Column C = total number of rows worked in that segment
A B C
R1 - R51 R1 - R51 51 rows
R52 - R65 R38 - R51 14 rows
R66 - R116 R66 - R116 51 rows
R117 - R181 R19 - R83 65 rows
R182 to end R182 - R204 23 rows
total = 204 rows