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  • Kathleen's KAL

    Knit-a-long with Kathleen
  • Pan Am Jacket

    Pan Am Jacket Ashley Rao Cropped, trapeze-style cardigan with double-breasted front and dramatic texture. Enlarged Charts (corrected 12/12/11): 5047.KN_rau_leftback_12_12_11.pdf 8168.KN_rau_leftfront_12_12_11.pdf 6562.KN_rau_rightback_12_12_11.pdf 4405...
  • Patterns

  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    bessT: For this sweater I keep that last stitch in pattern so that I know if I'm on a RS or WS row, in case my mind switches to 'automatic.' Another way of figuring out whether you're on a RS or WS row is to take a look at the divider...
    by AdeleDS
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    For size 37 1/2: Cast-on 70 stitches. You must knit from all 5 charts in succession, For Row 1, knit row one on each chart as follows: Knit from left front chart; place a marker, then the sleeve chart, place a marker, then the left back chart, place two...
    by km.k33
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    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
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    AdeleDS: bessT: For this sweater I keep that last stitch in pattern so that I know if I'm on a RS or WS row, in case my mind switches to 'automatic.' Another way of figuring out whether you're on a RS or WS row is to take a look at the...
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    SusanD@96: JKBear: I was concerned about the sleeve depth and added 4 rows without increases. Then I added a 6 stitch gusset under the sleeve. I've connected the body (sleeves on scrap yarn) and made 2 rounds, and it looks great! This looks like a...
    by JKBear
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    ArtfulSoul: Slipped Stitch discussion. I haven't started yet...but I see discussion that there are slipped stitches for edging, an edge that will eventually be picked up when doing the Continuous Band. IMO, I am never happy with slipped stitches for...
    by oxid8
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    JKBear: I was concerned about the sleeve depth and added 4 rows without increases. Then I added a 6 stitch gusset under the sleeve. I've connected the body (sleeves on scrap yarn) and made 2 rounds, and it looks great! This looks like a great solution...
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    a gusset update. Now that I've gone an inch or two beyond the underarm, I'm even more pleased. The gusset just tucks right in to the deep chevron pattern - excellent!
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    SoCalMeaghan: 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...
  • 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...
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    Since the Chevron pattern is a stretchy one, I went with a stretchy cast on and used the German cast on. Michelle Hunter has a good video showing how to do it: http://knitpurlhunter.com/blog/?p=142 She also has good instructuions with video for M1 both...
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    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

    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...
  • 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...
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    I have found that the longer I knit the pattern the easier it gets. I no longer have to study the rows. I just need to study the increase. The rows are combinations of: 4 rows of k2, p2, k2, p3, k2, p2, k2 (and reverse of this pattern) and 4 rows of k2...
  • 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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