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  • Kathleen's KAL

    Knit-a-long with Kathleen
    by DMAllen
  • Knitting Daily

    Tips and tricks to help you knit the way you’ve always wanted to knit, plus a few wacky stories along the way. Home of the Knitting Daily Galleries, where ordinary office workers get to try on the fabulous Knits fashions and get custom fitting tips.
    by DMAllen
  • Our new knit-along: The Pan-Am Jacket

    The Pan-Am Jacket by Ashley Rao You voted, and the winner is the Pan-Am Jacket by Ashley Rao . Yippee; it's my favorite, too! The Pan-Am is a classic, vintage-modern knitted cardigan . With three-quarter-length sleeves, a swingy shape, and a cute...
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    aurym: You guys may have already addressed this, but I'm just getting started and wondering the best way to do the Make ones. Advice? (I'm knitting with Cascade 220 Chocolate Heather). Laurym: In case your question hasn't been answered yet...
    by CateM
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    I have progressed to the point where I will knit the sleeves. I will describe how I knit the pattern up to this point with fitting adjustments . I first decided that I would knit size 33 1/2 because this size would give me a good fit in the neck and shoulders...
    by km.k33
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    I have a reply from Ashely about the Border Facing finishing! Hi! The live sts are indeed sewn down individually for a closure (for both the collar and body sts) -- it gives you more control over the final tension of the facing. You could of course substitute...
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    dianajoknits: Hi. The charts actually start with Row 1 so as you read the written instructions, refer to the charts to make sure you understand what's going on. Yes, odd rows are right side (reading from right to left) and even rows are wrong side...
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    Bdsimpson: I've been reading the past posts about the sleeve facings. Some said staying in pattern was a little thick. Has anyone done the sleeve facing in stockinette and how did it turn out? I tried a sleeve with stockinette facing, but it caused...
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    I totally agree that the directions are very frustrating but once you get over the early hurdles, I think you will be happy with the pattern - I am surprised at how nicely mine is turning out. I think this is going to be my most professional looking project...
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    ArtfulSoul: Docdixon: Could I impose on either of you to provide a paragraph explaining the border? I am having problems finding the information I need because there is a little bit here and there in the posts. There are different issues that each of...
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    I knit the sleeve facings in stockinette but went down two needle sizes. They are nice and smooth. The double thickness is noticeable, but after blocking the sleeves and the body, I think it will be a perfect stabilizing finishing touch.
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    misswillie: Am joing my first knit along but am very discouraged following this pattern and directions. Would like more specific directions as to where the shaping stitches fit in, etc. Will perservere as my daughter for whom I'm knitting this, but...
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    Completed through Row 52: I find it easier to knit from a chart on one sheet of paper, rather than knit from5 individual charts. I cut segments of each chart from Row 29 thru Row 52; and I pasted them in sequence on one piece of paper.
    by km.k33
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    AdeleDS, I agree and will do my Make1 the old fashioned way. This is my first top down garment and my first all in one piece project so I am having trouble keeping track of the stitches so have come up with a way to visually keep me on track by labeling...
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    Lindasma: I know I should probably wait for the instructions to arrive, but once I’ve decided on a project I’m afraid I’m not very patient. I REALLY hate to waste another weekend. After viewing the charts and using Kathleenster’s...
    by AdeleDS
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    Hello, I’m in. I am using MadeleineTosh Vintage, William Morris. I rushed home from work, checked my gauge, and strted to figure out the pattern. Here’s my take: Size 37.5 (or any of the cast on 70) Selvedge 1 L front 1 raglan 4 sleeve 9 raglan...
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    I've ripped back to the beginning too to remove those extra sleeve stitches I put in and do a nicer job on increases, since there are so many of them. I'm now back to where I was a couple days ago. But it was easier the second time around. I'm...
    by Redbug
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    Thanks, Kathleen, for doing the PanAm KAL---I have been wanting to do this cardigan from the time I saw it in my Interweave Knits W2011---it looks like it is going to be complicated and I am so glad I won't have to do it alone! Thanks for the larger...
    by DMAllen
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    Hi everyone. Some suggestions that helped me: 1) I downloaded the PDF files and went to FedEx/Kinkos on line and ordered color copies of each. Picked them up in the store - MUCH easier to follow than black and white and the size is fine - enlarging too...
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    AdeleDS: marhar: I do not think I have mastered the pattern yet!! I am fine with rows 2-4 of each increment, but for the 1st row, it is very hard. I know the pattern is 16 rows, but how many stitches? This might help or it might muddy the waters for you...
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    It's been a very long time since joining a KAL here, but this pattern has been in my Ravelry queue since arriving in the magazine! But I haven't decided on yarn, I have the following worsted in my stash that makes the yardage required. 3 are wool...
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    [ quote user="moonquilter"] Thanks for the advice...the videos are helpful too...do you just use one M1 version and not worry about whether it goes right or left? I know to do a M1 P and a M1 K. What I'm trying to say is on the M1K, if I...
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