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My Knitted One Skein Bolero Jacket

Created in this Craftsy Workshop

One Skein Knit Shrug taught by Stefanie Japel

Knit along with me as I cast on, work sleeve increases, and show you how to pick up stitches, bind off in ribbing, and invisibly weave in ends. This workshop includes the full pattern for a ...

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Knitting
Type Clothing
Yarn Weight Light Fingering (3 ply)
Sizing Women
Style Casual, Funky, Hipster
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What materials did you use? A yarn named "I Love This Yarn!" #734 / Black Sparkle. 5oz, / 140 grams / 251 yards / 230 meters. From Hobby Lobby stores.

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What are you most proud of? I'm most proud of figuring out parts of the directions that confused me (like the number of stitches not matching up with the knit2/purl2 pattern). I also picked up two stitches on each side of the underarm so there would be no hole to sew up later. I'm also proud of the fact that I actually finished it!!! lol

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't be thrown off if you have the number of stitches stated but it doesn't match up with the knit2/purl2 rib pattern (i.e. if you end up with 2 knit stitches or 2 purl stitches at the beginning and the end). Just rip back about 10 stitches or so and add one stitch here and one stitch there so you will end up with a true knit2/purl2 pattern all the way around.For the underarms, pick up 2 or 4 extra stitches as you are picking up stitches to knit the underarm to avoid having to sew a hole after you are done.You may get confused (like I did) and start to knit the wrong ends together to create the arm openings. Don't get discouraged! Just fold the jacket at the shoulders where you can tell the back from the front, the way it would look if you were wearing it to be able to see the difference. On the back of the jacket, the lines of increase will be narrow, closer together up at the neck and get wider as they approach the bottom of the back. Join each side (the back to the front or vice vesa to create both the left and the right arm openings) and begin knitting in the round, pulling snug as you go over the spots where the back and front points join until it's strong enough to hold itself and keep from stretching. Hope you guys can understand this!

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Love the colour & style!

01/10/2014 Flag

Thank you Linda_D! It was fun and relaxing to me for the most part. I plan on making one in white well.

01/24/2014 Flag