As an example, consider a new pattern published today, Chocolate Stout by Thea Colman. As usual, it appears to be a beautiful design because Thea is a terrific designer. But the problem is that there are 11 photos on the Ravelry pattern page, and not a single one shows me the entire sweater straight on from the front, back, and side.
I appreciate beautiful photography, but when it comes to buying a pattern, I want to see the whole damn sweater, front, back, and center. That's the only way I feel comfortable buying a pattern. With the artsy fartsy photographic approach, it's up to me to reconstruct the sweater in some Frankenstein way. Drives me nuts.
Another complaint: why do pattern publishers use models with long hair that covers up important sweater details? Here are a few examples:
Is this sweater have raglan or set-in sleeves? Who knows?
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