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64 years old
Sacramento
  • Re: OFFICIAL KAL PHOTOGRAPHY LESSON

    Kathleen Cubley: Hi KALers! Here's how you upload photos: 1. Click on the little green filmstrip icon (near the yellow smily-face icon) above the text area. This will bring up a box labeled "Insert Media." There are three tabs on top; stay...
    by NNQ
  • 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

    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
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    [ 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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    After reading through many of the posts, I was struck by some fellow KALer's frustration with the pattern. I've been knitting from charts for a while and thought it might be helpful to point out a few things about this pattern. First of all.....
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    You can select any part of the charts to do your swatch. Or here is what the basic pattern repeat is (18 st over 16 rows). Your swatch needs to be at least 4" square, so go beyond that for measurement. 2-3 repeats of this:
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    I agree it is confusing. Here's how I'm thinking. The notes say the "selvedge stitches are included but do not show on charts". I'm operating on the premise that means there is a square on the chart to account for the selvedge stitch...
    by Redbug
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    Diana Jo, The stitches for RF and LF worked out okay for me. It's a bit difficult to make out on the charts, but both front pieces for size 37 1/2 have 2 stitches in row 2. That is what I had from following the written instructions. Then both pieces...
    by Redbug
  • 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...
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    Adele, It's difficult to see because the colors red and purple appear nearly the same, but there are actually only 2 stitches on the chart for rows 1 and 2 for all sizes. For the smallest size, red, it's the 2 stitches on the right for the left...
    by Redbug
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    I had concerns about the upper arms of this jacket looking tight on the model in the picture. My upper arms are a bit large so I was concerned about them fitting comfortably. I contacted the designer through Ravelery to ask about this. I also asked when...
    by Redbug
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    If any of you are iPad users, I strongly recommend checking out iAnnotate for reading the patterns digitally. I am able to set all of the pages up in order so I can flip from one to the next in order (similar to printing them out and taping them together...
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    Mommorita: I am having an awful time reading those graphs. I get that the written directions are the same as rows 1 and 2 on the graph. Row 3 doesn't seen to match what I did on 1&2. The first stitch is a slip and the 2nd stitch was a purl (right...
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    I used a knitted cast on. Worked well. Backward loop would probably also work. All of the edges are going to be "covered" with the edging so I thought that any neat cast on would do.
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    For Size 37.5 you follow the YELLOW lines, as the key in the upper left-hand corner indicates, except where it merges into another color line. Then you follow that color until you reach another yellow line. Lets trace the outside perimeter of the 'Left...
    by km.k33
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    cazknits: Redbug: Diana Jo, The stitches for RF and LF worked out okay for me. It's a bit difficult to make out on the charts, but both front pieces for size 37 1/2 have 2 stitches in row 2. That is what I had from following the written instructions...
    by Redbug
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    Mommorita: Thank you so much, SoCallMeaghan. Your advice really did get me through that tricky start. I'll have to try that champagne boost when I get stuck again! By hte way, I love your Tree of Life afghan, it's beautiful. You're welcome...
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    SoCalMeaghan: We have 5 charts (sleeve, left front, left back, right front and right back) that I understand. We then have the first two rows written out as well as charted (as far as I can tell). Are the first two rows that are written out meant to be...
    by AdeleDS
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    imalulu: Do you, by any chance, remember how to change the order of the posts? Yes. On the main blog page, if you are signed in you will find your username up at the very top right-hand side of your screen. Beside it, there are the words "Edit Profile"...
    by AdeleDS
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    There are 10 stitch markers making up 5 pairs: 4 rm and 1 cbm. In between each pair of markers are 4 divider stitches - these stitches remain constant and do not increase and they do not appear on the charts. The stitches in between the pairs (2 markers...
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    The gusset is done and I am pleased with the results. The designer's join for the sleeve underarm is very nice - but no wiggle room at all. When I saw the size of the opening, I decided on a gusset. Yes, the knitted fabric is very stretchy and I think...
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    MichelleR: Willyknit: The 1st stitch of every RS is a sl 1 and the last stitch on the RS is a knit and the 1st stitch on the WS is a Sl 1 and the last stitch is a purl -- just like the written instructions for rows 1 and 2. The larger directions say to...
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    I have knitted 8 rows of size 37 1/2-yellow. So far so good. I followed the written instructions for rows 1 and 2. I then began using the graphed charts on row 3. I am doing the increases based on the graphed charts. I am not using the shaping chart....
    by Redbug
  • 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.
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    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...
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    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...
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    marhar: ArtfulSoul -- It is beautiful. Congratulations. Now, I am ready to start Row 66 (Size 44). The way I see to make the gusset is this (after reading so many posts): On WS,. do the left front the way they say, then with new yarn, cast on 8 st. for...
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    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
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    SoCalMeaghan: dianajoknits: cazknits: I read through the posts, and I didn't see this question, but I may have missed it. If so, sorry if it's been asked and answered ... When you divide for the body, it appears that the fronts stop on Row 71...
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    hennybeckert@gmail.com: Hi, my name is Henny, and this is my 1st KAL. I am in North Eastern Australia, which makes it a little difficult with the time zones. I have been following all the posts from the start, and am now dividing body and sleeves . The...
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    hennyknitting: Any ideas? Is anyone else adding gussets to their Pan Am? This jacket was designed without any underarm shaping, flat. Simple, obviously it looks super on the model in the pattern photo! Knowing other types of garment construction, I know...
  • 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...
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    Willyknit: I increased each sleeve by 4 stitches which gives an additional 1 inch. Since the increases are done in pairs, before and after the divider stitches, I increased stitches on the fronts and backs also. After dividing the sleeves from the body...
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    SoCalMeaghan: hennyknitting: SoCalMeaghan: daylecrain: I did not see the answer to the question regarding the 8 increased stitches. I too can only see where 6 stitches would be added on the 3 sections. Can anyone help? Do I just consider this to be one...
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    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? Would it help me to know that so that when I get to the sleeves...
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    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...
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    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...
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    ArtfulSoul: exactly what I did too. But I forgot to reverse the miter in the corners. Don't do that LOL SoCalMeaghan: Ok, I think this is a legitimate question (unlike my last post): when doing the border facing are folks lining the whole continuous...
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    theresiah: You are right, Meg. Penultimate does only take jpg files. So I opened the PDF files on the iPad (can't remember now if I did it in the Safari browser or if I used DocsToGo), zoomed in so the charts were a more practical size, and then did...
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    SoCalMeaghan: Ok lovely knitting ladies - I have a question that I haven't found an answer for yet in the Forum. This leads me to believe that I'm behind in my knitting skills so I'm coming to you for a solution. I have only ever had to pick...
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    SoCalMeaghan: Ok, I think this is a legitimate question (unlike my last post): when doing the border facing are folks lining the whole continuous border for its entire depth or just the collar portion (needle 2) and only doing the first 5 rows of the...
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    ArtfulSoul: SoCalMeaghan: Ok lovely knitting ladies - I have a question that I haven't found an answer for yet in the Forum. This leads me to believe that I'm behind in my knitting skills so I'm coming to you for a solution. I have only ever...
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    ArtfulSoul: Very, very, happy. I've finished the Continuous Border and its facing. Photos below, also updated my notes on Ravelry (click on my Avatar and go to link in Announcements). I was not fastidious about following pattern in the mitering. I...
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    dianajoknits: ArtfulSoul: dianajoknits: That being said, my sleeve cuff does not flare out at all. And they are all sewn up and completed. I will have to block out the sleeve a little bit to make it as wide as the cuff but no evidence of a bell shape...
  • THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    The winner is the Pan-Am Jacket. Yippee; it's my favorite, too. Here's the schedule: 6/15–6/29: Download pattern (or find it in your copy of Interweave Knits , Winter 2011), choose yarn, swatch. 6/30–8/25: Knit body. 8/26–9/23...
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