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  • Kathleen's KAL

    Knit-a-long with Kathleen
    by imalulu
  • Re: Official Bella Blouse Knit-Along: "Hey, I'm adding sleeves!" Forum

    Hey Everyone! I look forward to seeing some beautiful sweaters soon. I have reached the point of shaping the armholes. I tried one combination and felt like there wasn't enough stitches decreased. I wanted to draw it out before I tried again so I...
    by oxid8
  • Re: The Official Bella Blouse Knit-Along Forum

    intoxyk8: I started to do the right neck insert w/o making a new chart but found it too confusing. *lol* Here's the newest .pdf of my chart. I haven't charted the left side yet, but the bottom band is still in there, just at the end of the file...
  • Re: The Official Bella Blouse Knit-Along Forum

    I am really enjoying all the wonderful suggestions and improvements many of you have made for our Bellas! These are the ones that I have jotted down: "Bickford" Seam technique for the side seams (check youtube for instructions) To raise the...
  • Re: The Official Bella Blouse Knit-Along Forum

    Anne Guyton: I-Cord for the underarm area, to give body and stability to the body below the lace cap sleeves. ***My question is how do I add an I-cord to the body? Shall I knit a cord the length I need and sew it on or is their a way I can knit it directly...
    by robin e
  • Re: The Official Bella Blouse Knit-Along Forum

    csienicki: Numericmama: Jennifer, do you wet your pieces or mist/steam? Also, do you pin your items to shape or finger press? I too am limited in space and am trying to find the cheapest/easiest solution before I finish the Bella. I appreciate your input...
  • Re: The Official Bella Blouse Knit-Along Forum

    imalulu: Well, hopefully I'll understand this forum as we move along... I don't see any way to start a new post except the REPLY and QUICK REPLY buttons. I looked at all the pics of the Bella Blouse on Ravelry last night and really like the light...
  • Re: The Official Bella Blouse Knit-Along Forum

    bessT: Lightwriter: Quick question: It may have been discussed before, I can't remember. Does the ORIGINAL chart for the LEFT neck insert begin on a WS row or a RS row? Are the YO's at the beginning or end of the row? Yes it begins on a WS row...
  • Re: The Official Bella Blouse Knit-Along Forum

    Lightwriter: Quick question: It may have been discussed before, I can't remember. Does the ORIGINAL chart for the left neck insert begin on a WS row or a RS row? Are the YO's at the beginning or end of the row? Yes it begins on a WS row (row 1...
    by bessT
  • Re: The Official Bella Blouse Knit-Along Forum

    I'm doing a Bickford Seam on the side seams of my Bella. It took a little practice but I love the way it is turning out. No ugly, bumpy seam on the side. If you've never done this before do a google search for Bickford Seam and try it out! Erica
    by RicaWil
  • Re: The Official Bella Blouse Knit-Along Forum

    You might want to try seaming using slip stitch crochet--it's easy and gives a very finished look, and it's easy to undo and do over if you make a mistake--much easier than mattress stitch, in my view. Diana
  • Re: The Official Bella Blouse Knit-Along Forum

    Sleeves: I've fliped the pattern, don't know if this is correct, but it seems like the right way.
  • Re: The Official Bella Blouse Knit-Along Forum

    dkoland: A few posts back someone has laready done this & posted it, just copy, paste into a word page & print Thanks I did just this and it came out great. I have pick the yarn after digging thru my stash. Swatched both and they are great with...
  • Re: The Official Bella Blouse Knit-Along Forum

    Sorry it took so long to reply; I was working this afternoon and didn't have access to my laptop. WS: slip 1, p2, yo, p2tog then the rest of the pattern. 4834.Bella.pdf RS: pattern, then end with p1, k1. I'm attaching (hopefully) my chart as a...
  • Re: The Official Bella Blouse Knit-Along Forum

    RubyCue: I have a question for the ladies that have already made the neck inserts (finally getting to that point). When making the left insert, is row 1 (and all odd numbered rows) still knit as the wrong side rows? Thanks for answering this silly question...
  • Re: The Official Bella Blouse Knit-Along Forum

    Looking lovely! My blocked band was finally ready for pickup stitches...been at it all day, but am liking the result tremendously. I was worried the variegated "Army" green would overpower the "asparagus" band, but I think it's...
    by mkbourn
  • Re: The Official Bella Blouse Knit-Along Forum

    I am planning to make this pattern as a cardigan like you are wanting. I just got a slow start and haven't posted on this forum for this KAL. I don't know if the lace pattern can actually "turn" at the corner, but there are ways to finish...
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    JanC@30: Thanks all for gusset help. HOWEVER it seems I still need help. According to the previous posted gusset help, I divided my stitches after completing row 51. Isn't that correct for the smallest size? "the I structio s for the gusset said...
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    SoCalMeaghan: dianajoknits: OMG - I have knit and ripped the continuous border 5 times. I have emailed the designer. I am totally befuddled. I keep making sketches and charts to try to figure it out. And I'm making another attempt. but I am not hopeful...
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    dianajoknits: I am ok with the first 8 rows. I cannot get the section labeled "buttonholes" Aha! I am almost to the Buttonholes step . And re-reading for the umpteenth time, finally decided to figure out the stitch counts and where those stitches...
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    mcradnor: I've made it to row 28 and am trying to decide which cast on to use for adding the additional stitches. Any suggestions? This is what it looks like so far: To mcradnor: I've bben working on my Pan-Am while traveling this week, without...
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    newfhugs: ANyone out there knitting size 44 3/4? I think this pattern has beaten me. I'm an experienced chart knitter and I can't even get to Row 1 on the chart from the caston row. I cross-check and doublecheck everything mathmatically before...
    by AdeleDS
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    Want to find something you read in previous posts (somewhere) in this KAL forum? I've been reading every post since the beginning, and when I finally get to a step that I know was addressed...it's pretty daunting to find it going page by page...
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    JudyG@11: mcradnor: I've made it to row 28 and am trying to decide which cast on to use for adding the additional stitches. Any suggestions? This is what it looks like so far: To mcradnor: I've bben working on my Pan-Am while traveling this week...
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    dianajoknits: Yes, I have my own little corner thingy going on. I hope no one really likes it because I'm not sure I could even tell them how I did it! Can't wait to get the facing sewn down, blocking done and post a real photo. LOVE the stockinette...
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    km.k33: The sleeves are knitted. The sleeve cuff is not like it’s pictured. The band at the sleeve edge bells out; I’m not sure yet if I like this. After knitting the band and then the turning row of purl stitches, I knit only four more rows...
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    MichelleR: I went ahead and worked those first two rows as written then got to thinking that if I follow the chart for row 3 it will mess up the pattern. Hi! The 1st stitch of every RS is a sl 1 and the last stitch on the RS is a knit and the 1st stitch...
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

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

    Got through the Buttonholes! My previous post assumptions proved out. I offer a few helpful hints... After completing the 6 back-and-forth rows on Needle 1, DO NOT BREAK THE YARN. You join a new ball of yarn to start the 6 back-and-forth rows on Needle...
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    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 us will find...
  • 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

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

    I'm very excited to do this KAL and was able to find yarn my stash! Nashua's Isabella it's an aran weight with a fiber content of 57% wool, 33% silk and 10% rayon so it will not hold it's shape as well as 100% wool. After swatching with...
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    I have made it to row 33. I did Row 1 and 2 from the written instructions and added the markers as instructed. I then moved to the charts and followed just the charts. The markers remind you to do the 4 raglan stitches and change charts. It has worked...
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    Hi! I participated in the Bella Blouse KAL last summer and so much enjoyed it. I learned alot from everyone's experience and have been following this KAL as well. I haven't decided to jump in yet as I am in the middle of 2 other projects, including...
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    Hi All -- I'm the designer of the Pam Am, and I'm so excited that it was chosen for this KAL! I heard from a few of you on Ravelry about the discrepancy between the written pattern and the charts, and wanted to try to clear up the confusion. Candy's...
    by arao
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    Totally unclear about how to make a first post to this KAL, but just ordered the yarn - crestone same as pattern. No time to go rummaging in my stash right now. Meanwhile I'll do some pattern tests - Slightly nervous as have seen lots of comments...
    by CateM
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    Moonquilter, Two stitches, one of which is the selvedge stitch, is correct. For the 70 stitches there is an increase on either side of both front pieces in row 3. Here's a post I made earlier regarding this. It's difficult to see because the colors...
    by Redbug
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    I'm doing a knit M1 by picking up back to front and knitting into the front, or purl the opposite (pick up front to back and purl into back). No holes, you can't tell the difference in my mind. I was concerned about the sleeve depth and added...
    by JKBear
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    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 pickup edges...
  • 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

    dianajoknits: A question somewhat related to buttonholes and buttons - the instructions for the buttonholes has an abbreviation - RLI and LLI. It says to see the glossary but I don't see it there. Anyone know what this means? Right Lifted Increase...
    by AdeleDS
  • Re: THE OFFICIAL PAN-AM JACKET KNIT-ALONG POST

    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.
  • 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

    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
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