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Sock Innovation Errata

May 2, 2009

Here is the link to the MILLIONS of errata pages for Sock Innovation by Cookie A.

I think they were so ready to get the AMAZING book out that they rushed it 🙂

8 Comments leave one →
  1. May 2, 2009 11:50 am

    I do not suppose they are offering to replace a defective first edition with the revised printing for free?

    Maybe there needs to be a mass consumer uprising. “I am returning this book because it is factually defective.” If enough bookstores got enough returns there might be pressure on publishers to do their jobs.

    • May 3, 2009 6:29 am

      I agree! As a Kindle user, I am thinking they better be worried about getting it right the first time- my patience is getting slim for a messed up “paper” book that costs that much- especially one that includes such detailed and specific patterns where accuracy is so important!!

      The socks had to be test knit, so I am 99% sure the fault lies in some little editor…who obviously didn’t go through pattern by pattern, chart by chart, row by row to make sure they were correct.

    • Karen Rosenthal permalink
      May 11, 2009 6:34 am

      I agree. Interweave should replace the books with corrected versions.

  2. nancy fiske permalink
    May 16, 2009 7:39 am

    the errata are typical of interweave. i just sent another problem in this book to them. p. 79- first stitch of first row of heel flap is to be slipped, but it’s a yarnover from the previous row.

  3. Ann Bedell Hunt permalink
    June 2, 2010 1:50 pm

    You make an excellent point. They should replace books for buyers that get their “beta” test instead of a full fledged correctly written book.

    I sent a letter to the author of LAST MINUTE GIFTS saying that I thought the book was a rip-off because of all the errata. She didn’t respond.

    That said, Cookie A’s designs are so much more complex than the designs in most knitting books, it would be like writing an advanced mathematics book to get it correct the first time.

  4. nancy fiske permalink
    June 2, 2010 3:25 pm

    i’m okay with errata being listed on the publisher’s web page – but they have to keep them updated. it’s discouraging to find a 2-year-old page of errata that are not complete. mistakes will be made, but the technology is available to correct them and circulate the corrections – if we would all get into the habit of downloading them when we buy the book or start a pattern. the one time i really wanted a new book was for one of those with the rubber band that held the page. unfortunately, the band was so close to the edge of the cover that it wouldn’t hold any pages. they would not replace the book although they admitted the physical defect.

  5. Usch permalink
    April 27, 2011 1:26 pm

    I am absolutely not OK with all the errata out there. After paying for something I expect quality. If I had found out about this before purchasing I wouldn’t have even if it is a Cookie A book.

  6. nfiske permalink
    April 27, 2011 3:01 pm

    thanks for the heads up on these corrections. i’m sure they’re not yet complete. does anyone know how the second book fared in the editing department?

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