1. When I first designed this afghan, I used 2 strands of a variegated fingering yarn which is no longer available to create the pentagons and half circles, because it was the only way to achieve the look of light streaming through antique stained glass.
After the pattern was published in 1994, the yarns I originally used became unavailable, and other yarns were substituted to give the same overall appearance. But, since the yarns now being used are all 4-ply, it is no longer necessary to double the yarn for those small sections. Doing so gives an overly-bulky result.
Please correct your patterns to remove ALL references to using two strands of yarn together.
2. Elin of Sweden has found what appears to be an error in the printed pattern.
On Row 8, it reads:
Join black in first st of any black 5-dc group, ch 3, dc in each of next 4 sts, [changing to gemstone, dc in each of next 6 sts, inc, dc in each of next 3 sts, working across rnd 6, working over sl sts, dc in next st, changing to black, dc in each of next 5 sts, changing to gemstone, dc in each of next 2 sts, working across Valley fill-in, dc in next st, inc, dc in each of next 3 sts, inc, dc in each of next 2 sts*, changing to black, dc in each of next 5 sts] 16 times, ending last rep at *, changing to black, join in top of beg ch-3. (34 sts in each rep - 544 sts total)
The problem is, these instructions, as written, will give you only 33 sts, not 34, in each rep.
There are supposed to be two increases in each gemstone section. I spaced them evenly, so once you see the pattern of where to increase in each gemstone section, it should be the same throughout:
" changing to gemstone, dc in each of next 3 sts, inc, dc in each of next 3 sts, inc, dc in each of next 2 sts*, changing to black, dc in each of next 5 sts 16 times"So, it's a pattern of 3 dc, increase, 3 dc, increase, 2 dc for each gemstone section, then switch to black and dc 5. This will give you the proper number of increases for Row 8.