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The Sweater with Kathleen Dames

Over the course of each 12-week season, we will knit a sweater together. I'll share my favorite tips and techniques to improve your knitting, whether you're working on our current sweater or not. For Season Four we are knitting Enwreathed Pullover. Be sure to sign up for the newsletter. Visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater for details. Thanks for joining me, and happy knitting! xoxo, Kathleen
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Dec 30, 2016

Blocking! Today I’m doing it with the help of my washing machine (I know - I’m the luckiest New Yorker to have a machine in my apartment!). I do believe that blocking takes your knitted item from homemade to handcrafted, so don’t skip this step. If you still have questions about blocking your sweater, ask in the Ravelry forum: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/kathleen-dames-design/topics/3552356

 

If you haven’t already, visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater to sign up for the newsletter and get your free Basic Cable pattern*. Your link to download the PDF will be in your Welcome email. Be sure to create your project page on Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/basic-cable-2

 

Thanks for being here, and happy knitting!

xoxo, Kathleen

P.S. Share your project on social media with hashtags #kdsweater and #basiccable

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*Free pattern available until 25 October 2016. After that use the discount code THESWEATER when purchasing Basic Cable from my Ravelry shop (take 20% off the price, expires 6 January 2017): http://www.ravelry.com/stores/kathleen-dames-design

 

Purchase the Season One pattern, Solstice Cardi, from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/solstice-cardi

 

Purchase the Season Two pattern, Purly Pullover, from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/purly-pullover

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Lady Jane is wearing Basic Cable in Malabrigo Rios, colorway: Reflecting Pool. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/basic-cable-2

Kathleen is wearing Quadrille in Yarn Love Amy March DK in Cranberry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/quadrille-pullover

 

Yarn info:

-Spirit Trail Fiberworks http://www.spirit-trail.net/  - Kathleen will be knitting her Premium Cable in Spirit Trail Fiberworks Zalti in the Au Naturel and Scrimshaw colorways

-Malabrigo Yarn http://www.malabrigoyarn.com/ - the original Basic Cable was knit in Malabrigo Rios in the Reflecting Pool colorway

 

periscope: https://www.periscope.tv/kathleendames

instagram: https://instagram.com/kathleendames/

twitter: https://twitter.com/kathleendames

ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/kathleen-dames

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KathleenDamesDesign

music: Cafe Parisien with accordion iStock.com/frobisher

 

TAGS

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Dec 24, 2016

 

Ready to finish your sweater? I’ll talk (and show) a bit about Kitchener Stitch and how I weave in my ends. Still have questions? Visit the forum thread:

http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/kathleen-dames-design/topics/3549500

 

If you haven’t already, visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater to sign up for the newsletter and get your free Basic Cable pattern*. Your link to download the PDF will be in your Welcome email. Be sure to create your project page on Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/basic-cable-2

 

Thanks for being here, and happy knitting!

xoxo, Kathleen

P.S. Share your project on social media with hashtags #kdsweater and #basiccable

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*Free pattern available until 25 October 2016. After that use the discount code THESWEATER when purchasing Basic Cable from my Ravelry shop (take 20% off the price, expires 6 January 2017): http://www.ravelry.com/stores/kathleen-dames-design

 

Purchase the Season One pattern, Solstice Cardi, from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/solstice-cardi

 

Purchase the Season Two pattern, Purly Pullover, from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/purly-pullover

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Lady Jane is wearing Basic Cable in Malabrigo Rios, colorway: Reflecting Pool. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/basic-cable-2

Kathleen is wearing Kellynch Cardigan (currently available from Interweave, coming in 2017 from my Ravelry shop) in Madeline Tosh tosh merino, colorway: Envy. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kellynch-cardigan

 

Yarn info:

-Spirit Trail Fiberworks http://www.spirit-trail.net/  - Kathleen will be knitting her Premium Cable in Spirit Trail Fiberworks Zalti in the Au Naturel and Scrimshaw colorways

-Malabrigo Yarn http://www.malabrigoyarn.com/ - the original Basic Cable was knit in Malabrigo Rios in the Reflecting Pool colorway

 

periscope: https://www.periscope.tv/kathleendames

instagram: https://instagram.com/kathleendames/

twitter: https://twitter.com/kathleendames

ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/kathleen-dames

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KathleenDamesDesign

music: Cafe Parisien with accordion iStock.com/frobisher

 

TAGS

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Dec 23, 2016

Today we are working on the yoke. It’s also the last day to get 30% off your copy of the Basic Cable pattern on Ravelry. Still have questions? Visit the forum thread:

http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/kathleen-dames-design/topics/3542564

 

Looking for Knitting Workshop by Elizabeth Zimmermann as mentioned in today’s episode? Visit Schoolhouse Press: http://www.schoolhousepress.com/books/schoolhouse-press-titles/knitting-workshop-original-edition.html

 

Want to know more about one of the other yoke style sweaters?

Sotherton http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sotherton

Benwick http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/benwick

Turn of the Glass http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/turn-of-the-glass

An Aran for Frederick http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/an-aran-for-frederick

 

If you haven’t already, visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater to sign up for the newsletter and get your free Basic Cable pattern*. Your link to download the PDF will be in your Welcome email. Be sure to create your project page on Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/basic-cable-2

 

Thanks for being here, and happy knitting!

xoxo, Kathleen

P.S. Share your project on social media with hashtags #kdsweater and #basiccable

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*Free pattern available until 25 October 2016. After that use the discount code THESWEATER when purchasing Basic Cable from my Ravelry shop (take 30% off the price through 12/23/16 - discount varies over the season, code expires 6 January 2017): http://www.ravelry.com/stores/kathleen-dames-design

 

Purchase the Season One pattern, Solstice Cardi, from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/solstice-cardi

 

Purchase the Season Two pattern, Purly Pullover, from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/purly-pullover

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Lady Jane is wearing Basic Cable in Malabrigo Rios, colorway: Reflecting Pool. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/basic-cable-2

Kathleen is wearing Purly Pullover in Happy Fuzzy Yarn Merino DK, colorway: Peony. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/purly-pullover

 

Yarn info:

-Spirit Trail Fiberworks http://www.spirit-trail.net/  - Kathleen will be knitting her Premium Cable in Spirit Trail Fiberworks Zalti in the Au Naturel and Scrimshaw colorways

-Malabrigo Yarn http://www.malabrigoyarn.com/ - the original Basic Cable was knit in Malabrigo Rios in the Reflecting Pool colorway

 

periscope: https://www.periscope.tv/kathleendames

instagram: https://instagram.com/kathleendames/

twitter: https://twitter.com/kathleendames

ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/kathleen-dames

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KathleenDamesDesign

music: Cafe Parisien with accordion iStock.com/frobisher

 

TAGS

sweater, knitting, sweater knitting, the sweater with kathleen dames, kathleen dames, learn to knit, knit a sweater, pullover, basic cable, cabled pullover

Dec 9, 2016

Today is one of the big days in your journey to a finished sweater. I demystify the splitting up of stitches and then help you join everything together for the yoke. Plus I’ve got a few tips for you. Still have questions? Visit the forum thread:

http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/kathleen-dames-design/topics/3541834

 

If you haven’t already, visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater to sign up for the newsletter and get your free Basic Cable pattern*. Your link to download the PDF will be in your Welcome email. Be sure to create your project page on Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/basic-cable-2

 

Thanks for being here, and happy knitting!

xoxo, Kathleen

P.S. Share your project on social media with hashtags #kdsweater and #basiccable

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*Free pattern available until 25 October 2016. After that use the discount code THESWEATER when purchasing Basic Cable from my Ravelry shop (right now take 30% off the price through 12/23/16 - discount varies over the season, code expires 6 January 2017): http://www.ravelry.com/stores/kathleen-dames-design

 

Purchase the Season One pattern, Solstice Cardi, from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/solstice-cardi

 

Purchase the Season Two pattern, Purly Pullover, from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/purly-pullover

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Lady Jane is wearing Thistle Leaf Pullover in Madelinetosh Tosh Sock, colorway: Miss Taylor. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/thistle-leaf-pullover

Kathleen is wearing Sotherton in Madeline Tosh tosh DK, colorway: Byzantine. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sotherton

 

Yarn info:

-Spirit Trail Fiberworks http://www.spirit-trail.net/  - Kathleen will be knitting her Premium Cable in Spirit Trail Fiberworks Zalti in the Au Naturel and Scrimshaw colorways

-Malabrigo Yarn http://www.malabrigoyarn.com/ - the original Basic Cable was knit in Malabrigo Rios in the Reflecting Pool colorway

 

periscope: https://www.periscope.tv/kathleendames

instagram: https://instagram.com/kathleendames/

twitter: https://twitter.com/kathleendames

ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/kathleen-dames

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KathleenDamesDesign

music: Cafe Parisien with accordion iStock.com/frobisher

 

TAGS

sweater, knitting, sweater knitting, the sweater with kathleen dames, kathleen dames, learn to knit, knit a sweater, pullover, basic cable, cabled pullover

Dec 2, 2016

 

It’s time to finish up the body (and sleeves) in preparation for next week’s split/join. Plus I’ve got a few tips for you. Still have questions? Visit the forum thread:

http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/kathleen-dames-design/topics/3538404

 

If you haven’t already, visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater to sign up for the newsletter and get your free Basic Cable pattern*. Your link to download the PDF will be in your Welcome email. Be sure to create your project page on Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/basic-cable-2

 

Thanks for being here, and happy knitting!

xoxo, Kathleen

P.S. Share your project on social media with hashtags #kdsweater and #basiccable

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*Free pattern available until 25 October 2016. After that use the discount code THESWEATER when purchasing Basic Cable from my Ravelry shop (discount varies over the season, code expires 6 January 2017): http://www.ravelry.com/stores/kathleen-dames-design

 

Purchase the Season One pattern, Solstice Cardi, from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/solstice-cardi

 

Purchase the Season Two pattern, Purly Pullover, from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/purly-pullover

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Lady Jane is wearing Basic Cable in Malabrigo Rios, colorway: Reflecting Pool. See above for Ravelry link.

Kathleen is wearing Sotherton in Madeline Tosh tosh DK, colorway: Byzantine: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sotherton

 

Yarn info:

-Spirit Trail Fiberworks http://www.spirit-trail.net/  - Kathleen will be knitting her Premium Cable in Spirit Trail Fiberworks Zalti in the Au Naturel and Scrimshaw colorways

-Malabrigo Yarn http://www.malabrigoyarn.com/ - the original Basic Cable was knit in Malabrigo Rios in the Reflecting Pool colorway

 

periscope: https://www.periscope.tv/kathleendames

instagram: https://instagram.com/kathleendames/

twitter: https://twitter.com/kathleendames

ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/kathleen-dames

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KathleenDamesDesign

music: Cafe Parisien with accordion iStock.com/frobisher

 

TAGS

sweater, knitting, sweater knitting, the sweater with kathleen dames, kathleen dames, learn to knit, knit a sweater, pullover, basic cable, cabled pullover

Nov 25, 2016

 

Cables, cables, cables. Want to know how to create cables without a cable needle? Watch today’s episode and learn. Still have questions? Visit the forum thread:

http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/kathleen-dames-design/topics/3533629

 

If you haven’t already, visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater to sign up for the newsletter and get your free Basic Cable pattern*. Your link to download the PDF will be in your Welcome email. Be sure to create your project page on Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/basic-cable-2

 

Thanks for being here, and happy knitting!

xoxo, Kathleen

P.S. Share your project on social media with hashtags #kdsweater and #basiccable

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*Free pattern available until 25 October 2016. After that use the discount code THESWEATER when purchasing Basic Cable from my Ravelry shop (discount varies over the season, code expires 6 January 2017): http://www.ravelry.com/stores/kathleen-dames-design

 

Purchase the Season One pattern, Solstice Cardi, from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/solstice-cardi

 

Purchase the Season Two pattern, Purly Pullover, from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/purly-pullover

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Lady Jane is wearing Basic Cable in Malabrigo Rios, colorway: Reflecting Pool. See above for Ravelry link.

Kathleen is wearing Wavelette in Louet Gems Fingering Weight, colorway: Cloud Grey: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wavelette

 

Yarn info:

-Spirit Trail Fiberworks http://www.spirit-trail.net/  - Kathleen will be knitting her Premium Cable in Spirit Trail Fiberworks Zalti in the Au Naturel and Scrimshaw colorways

-Malabrigo Yarn http://www.malabrigoyarn.com/ - the original Basic Cable was knit in Malabrigo Rios in the Reflecting Pool colorway

 

periscope: https://www.periscope.tv/kathleendames

instagram: https://instagram.com/kathleendames/

twitter: https://twitter.com/kathleendames

ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/kathleen-dames

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KathleenDamesDesign

music: Cafe Parisien with accordion iStock.com/frobisher

 
Nov 19, 2016

 

Many thanks to everyone who asked questions for today’s live show! If we didn’t get to YOUR question, be sure to ask it in the comments section or over on the Ravelry thread:

http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/kathleen-dames-design/topics/3531822

 

If you haven’t already, visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater to sign up for the newsletter and get your free Basic Cable pattern*. Your link to download the PDF will be in your Welcome email. Be sure to create your project page on Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/basic-cable-2

 

Thanks for being here, and happy knitting!

xoxo, Kathleen

P.S. Share your project on social media with hashtags #kdsweater and #basiccable

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*Free pattern available until 25 October 2016. After that use the discount code THESWEATER when purchasing Basic Cable from my Ravelry shop (discount varies over the season, code expires 6 January 2017): http://www.ravelry.com/stores/kathleen-dames-design

 

Purchase the Season One pattern, Solstice Cardi, from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/solstice-cardi

 

Purchase the Season Two pattern, Purly Pullover, from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/purly-pullover

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Lady Jane is wearing Basic Cable in Malabrigo Rios, colorway: Reflecting Pool. See above for Ravelry link.

Kathleen is wearing Upon the Spanish Main in Jill Draper Makes Stuff Splendor Sock Yarn, colorway: Glacier: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/upon-the-spanish-main

 

Yarn info:

-Spirit Trail Fiberworks http://www.spirit-trail.net/  - Kathleen will be knitting her Premium Cable in Spirit Trail Fiberworks Zalti in the Au Naturel and Scrimshaw colorways

-Malabrigo Yarn http://www.malabrigoyarn.com/ - the original Basic Cable was knit in Malabrigo Rios in the Reflecting Pool colorway

 

periscope: https://www.periscope.tv/kathleendames

instagram: https://instagram.com/kathleendames/

twitter: https://twitter.com/kathleendames

ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/kathleen-dames

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KathleenDamesDesign

music: Cafe Parisien with accordion iStock.com/frobisher

 

TAGS

sweater, knitting, sweater knitting, the sweater with kathleen dames, kathleen dames, learn to knit, knit a sweater, pullover, basic cable, cabled pullover

Nov 11, 2016

So many choices you can make! Of course, you can always just knit the pattern “as is”, but I know that many knitters like to make changes to make a sweater their own. I’ve outlined the choices I’ve made for my Premium Cable in the Ravelry thread, so join us over there and share your choices:
http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/kathleen-dames-design/topics/3527595


If you haven’t already, visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater to sign up for the newsletter and get your free Basic Cable pattern*. Your link to download the PDF will be in your Welcome email. Be sure to create your project page on Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/basic-cable-2


Thanks for being here, and happy knitting!
xoxo, Kathleen
P.S. Share your project on social media with hashtags #kdsweater and #basiccable
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*Free pattern available until 25 October 2016. After that use the discount code THESWEATER when purchasing Basic Cable from my Ravelry shop (discount varies over the season, code expires 6 January 2017): http://www.ravelry.com/stores/kathleen-dames-design


Purchase the Season One pattern, Solstice Cardi, from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/solstice-cardi


Purchase the Season Two pattern, Purly Pullover, from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/purly-pullover
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Lady Jane is wearing part of Premium Cable in Spirit Trail Fiberworks Zalti, colorways: Au Naturel and Scrimshaw. Premium Cable will be published in January 2017.
Kathleen is wearing Basic Cable in Malabrigo Rios, colorway: Reflecting Pool. See above for Ravelry link.


Yarn info:
-Spirit Trail Fiberworks http://www.spirit-trail.net/ - Kathleen will be knitting her Premium Cable in Spirit Trail Fiberworks Zalti in the Au Naturel and Scrimshaw colorways
-Malabrigo Yarn http://www.malabrigoyarn.com/ - the original Basic Cable was knit in Malabrigo Rios in the Reflecting Pool colorway


periscope: https://www.periscope.tv/kathleendames
instagram: https://instagram.com/kathleendames/
twitter: https://twitter.com/kathleendames
ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/kathleen-dames
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KathleenDamesDesign
music: Cafe Parisien with accordion iStock.com/frobisher

Nov 4, 2016

It’s swatching time! Not the most fun, but to make sure you knit the sweater you expect, you need to swatch. I’ve got some suggestions for making your swatching time productive, as well as suggestions for how to make adjustments. So, whether you need help getting gauge or are looking to use a different weight of yarn, there’s something for you in today’s episode. Still have questions about swatching? Visit the Ravelry thread to get some answers: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/kathleen-dames-design/topics/3524049

 

If you haven’t already, visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater to sign up for the newsletter and get your free Basic Cable pattern*. Your link to download the PDF will be in your Welcome email. Be sure to create your project page on Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/basic-cable-2

 

Thanks for being here, and happy knitting!

xoxo, Kathleen

P.S. Share your project on social media with hashtags #kdsweater and #basiccable

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*Free pattern available until 25 October 2016. After that use the discount code THESWEATER when purchasing Basic Cable from my Ravelry shop (discount varies over the season, code expires 6 January 2017): http://www.ravelry.com/stores/kathleen-dames-design

 

Purchase the Season One pattern, Solstice Cardi, from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/solstice-cardi

 

Purchase the Season Two pattern, Purly Pullover, from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/purly-pullover

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Lady Jane is wearing Basic Cable in Malabrigo Rios in the Reflecting Pool colorway.

Kathleen is wearing Bloc Party cardigan in Wooly Wonka Fibers Artio Sock in the Blackberries colorway plus some complimentary handspun in a BFL/Silk blend. Bloc Party is a free pattern on Knitty http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bloc-party-cardigan

 

Yarn info:

-Spirit Trail Fiberworks http://www.spirit-trail.net/  - Kathleen will be knitting her Premium Cable in Spirit Trail Fiberworks Zalti in the Au Naturel and Scrimshaw colorways

-Malabrigo Yarn http://www.malabrigoyarn.com/ - the original Basic Cable was knit in Malabrigo Rios in the Reflecting Pool colorway

 

periscope: https://www.periscope.tv/kathleendames

instagram: https://instagram.com/kathleendames/

twitter: https://twitter.com/kathleendames

ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/kathleen-dames

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KathleenDamesDesign

music: Cafe Parisien with accordion iStock.com/frobisher

Oct 28, 2016

Today we are talking yarn - how fun! Be sure to consider how you will wear your Basic Cable when choosing your yarn. Still have questions? Visit the Ravelry thread to get some answers: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/kathleen-dames-design/topics/3520152

 

Links to yarns mentioned in this episode:

Spirit Trail Fiberworks Zalti http://www.spirit-trail.net/category-s/165.htm

Malabrigo Rios http://www.malabrigoyarn.com/rios-25#.WBJ10eErLdQ

Cascade 220 http://www.cascadeyarns.com/cascade-Cascade220.htm

Brooklyn Tweed Shelter https://www.brooklyntweed.com/shop/shelter/

Flying Goat Farm (Worsted Weight at the bottom of the page) http://flyinggoatfarm.com/fgf/yarns/

Happy Fuzzy Yarn American Merino http://happyfuzzyyarn.com/products/

 

If you haven’t already, visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater to sign up for the newsletter and get your free Basic Cable pattern*. Your link to download the PDF will be in your Welcome email. Be sure to create your project page on Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/basic-cable-2

 

Thanks for being here, and happy knitting!

xoxo, Kathleen

P.S. Share your project on social media with hashtags #kdsweater and #basiccable

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*Free pattern available until 25 October 2016. After that use the discount code THESWEATER when purchasing Basic Cable from my Ravelry shop (discount varies over the season, code expires 6 January 2017): http://www.ravelry.com/stores/kathleen-dames-design

 

Purchase the Season One pattern, Solstice Cardi, from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/solstice-cardi

 

Purchase the Season Two pattern, Purly Pullover, from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/purly-pullover

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Yarn info:

-Spirit Trail Fiberworks http://www.spirit-trail.net/  - Kathleen will be knitting her Premium Cable in Spirit Trail Fiberworks Zalti in the Au Naturel and Scrimshaw colorways

-Malabrigo Yarn http://www.malabrigoyarn.com/ - the original Basic Cable was knit in Malabrigo Rios in the Reflecting Pool colorway

 

periscope: https://www.periscope.tv/kathleendames

instagram: https://instagram.com/kathleendames/

twitter: https://twitter.com/kathleendames

ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/kathleen-dames

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KathleenDamesDesign

music: Cafe Parisien with accordion iStock.com/frobisher

Oct 21, 2016

Today let’s review the information on page two of the pattern. I’ll share a little bit about ease, which will help you choose the right size for you. Visit the episode thread in the Kathleen Dames Design Ravelry group: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/kathleen-dames-design/topics/3516659

If you haven’t already, visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater to sign up for the newsletter and get your free Basic Cable pattern*. Your link to download the PDF will be in your Welcome email. Be sure to create your project page on Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/basic-cable-2

Thanks for being here, and happy knitting!
xoxo, Kathleen
P.S. Share your project on social media with hashtags #kdsweater and #basiccable
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*Free pattern available until 25 October 2016. After that use the discount code THESWEATER when purchasing Basic Cable from my Ravelry shop (code expires 6 January 2017): http://www.ravelry.com/stores/kathleen-dames-design

Purchase the Season One pattern, Solstice Cardi, from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/solstice-cardi

Purchase the Season Two pattern, Purly Pullover, from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/purly-pullover
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Yarn info:
-Spirit Trail Fiberworks http://www.spirit-trail.net/ - Kathleen will be knitting her Premium Cable in Spirit Trail Fiberworks Zalti in the Au Naturel and Scrimshaw colorways
-Malabrigo Yarn http://www.malabrigoyarn.com/ - the original Basic Cable was knit in Malabrigo Rios in the Reflecting Pool colorway

periscope: https://www.periscope.tv/kathleendames
instagram: https://instagram.com/kathleendames/
twitter: https://twitter.com/kathleendames
ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/kathleen-dames
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KathleenDamesDesign
music: Cafe Parisien with accordion iStock.com/frobishert

Oct 14, 2016

Are you ready for a new sweater? How about some cables? You’re in luck! Today is the preview episode for Season Three of The Sweater with Kathleen Dames. We will be knitting Basic Cable over the course of 12 weeks. Well, you’ll be knitting Basic Cable, and I will be working on a new design, Premium Cable, which has some of the same elements (so I can show you what we are talking about) but with an extra kick. I’m so excited and hope you are too! Visit the episode thread in the Kathleen Dames Design Ravelry group: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/kathleen-dames-design/3512686/

 

If you haven’t already, visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater to sign up for the newsletter and get your free Basic Cable pattern*. Your link to download the PDF will be in your Welcome email. Be sure to create your project page on Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/basic-cable-2

 

Thanks for being here, and happy knitting!

xoxo, Kathleen

P.S. Share your project on social media with hashtags #kdsweater and #basiccable

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*Free pattern available until 6 January 2017. You can purchase Basic Cable from my Ravelry shop any time: http://www.ravelry.com/stores/kathleen-dames-design

 

Purchase the Season One pattern, Solstice Cardi, from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/solstice-cardi

 

Purchase the Season Two pattern, Purly Pullover, from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/purly-pullover

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Yarn info:

-Spirit Trail Fiberworks http://www.spirit-trail.net/  - Kathleen will be knitting her Premium Cable in Spirit Trail Fiberworks Zalti in the Au Naturel and Scrimshaw colorways

-Malabrigo Yarn http://www.malabrigoyarn.com/ - the original Basic Cable was knit in Malabrigo Rios in the Reflecting Pool colorway

 

periscope: https://www.periscope.tv/kathleendames

instagram: https://instagram.com/kathleendames/

twitter: https://twitter.com/kathleendames

ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/kathleen-dames

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KathleenDamesDesign

music: Cafe Parisien with accordion iStock.com/frobisher

Jul 22, 2016

It’s the SEASON FINALE - whoohoo! How is your Purly Pullover? Mine is blocked and lovely and very warm (so after recording this episode it is being tucked away until Fall). Visit the episode thread in the Kathleen Dames Design Ravelry group: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/kathleen-dames-design/topics/3460625

 

If you haven’t already, visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater to sign up for the newsletter and get your free Purly Pullover pattern*. Your link to download the PDF will be in your Welcome email. Be sure to create your project page on Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/purly-pullover

 

Thanks for being here, and happy knitting!

xoxo, Kathleen

P.S. Share your project on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with hashtags #kdsweater and #purlypullover

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*Free pattern available until 22 July 2016. You can purchase Purly Pullover from my Ravelry shop any time: http://www.ravelry.com/stores/kathleen-dames-design

 

Purchase the Season One pattern, Solstice Cardi, from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/solstice-cardi

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Yarn info:

-Happy Fuzzy Yarns http://happyfuzzyyarn.com/ - Kathleen will be knitting her DK weight Purly Pullover in Happy Fuzzy Yarns Merino DK in the Peony colorway

-Madeline Tosh http://www.madelinetosh.com - the original Purly Pullover was knit in sport weight tosh pashmina in the Bloomsbury colorway

 

periscope: https://www.periscope.tv/kathleendames

instagram: https://instagram.com/kathleendames/

twitter: https://twitter.com/kathleendames

ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/kathleen-dames

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KathleenDamesDesign

music: Cafe Parisien with accordion iStock.com/frobisher

Jul 15, 2016

It’s time for a bath! Today I'll show you how to block your Purly Pullover. Visit the episode thread in the Kathleen Dames Design Ravelry group: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/kathleen-dames-design/topics/3459981

 

Kathleen is wearing the Strawberry-Picking Shrug, originally published in Jane Austen Knits 2014 (and coming soon to Kathleen’s Ravelry shop). If you’re keen to try some knitted lace (lace action on both sides of the work), this is a great first project: one piece with no shaping and only two small seams to sew up. Find the pattern here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/strawberry-picking-shrug

 

If you haven’t already, visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater to sign up for the newsletter and get your free Purly Pullover pattern*. Your link to download the PDF will be in your Welcome email. Be sure to create your project page on Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/purly-pullover

 

Thanks for being here, and happy knitting!

xoxo, Kathleen

P.S. Share your project on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with hashtags #kdsweater and #purlypullover

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*Free pattern available until 22 July 2016. You can purchase Purly Pullover from my Ravelry shop any time: http://www.ravelry.com/stores/kathleen-dames-design

 

Purchase the Season One pattern, Solstice Cardi, from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/solstice-cardi

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Yarn info:

-Happy Fuzzy Yarns http://happyfuzzyyarn.com/ - Kathleen will be knitting her DK weight Purly Pullover in Happy Fuzzy Yarns Merino DK in the Peony colorway

-Madeline Tosh http://www.madelinetosh.com - the original Purly Pullover was knit in sport weight tosh pashmina in the Bloomsbury colorway

 

periscope: https://www.periscope.tv/kathleendames

instagram: https://instagram.com/kathleendames/

twitter: https://twitter.com/kathleendames

ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/kathleen-dames

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KathleenDamesDesign

music: Cafe Parisien with accordion iStock.com/frobisher

Jul 8, 2016

Let’s get our finish on: binding off, Kitchener stitch (aka weaving the underarms), and weaving in ends invisibly. I’ll take you through the steps to finishing your Purly Pullover beautifully. Visit the episode thread in the Kathleen Dames Design Ravelry group: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/kathleen-dames-design/topics/3459686

 

If you haven’t already, visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater to sign up for the newsletter and get your free Purly Pullover pattern*. Your link to download the PDF will be in your Welcome email. Be sure to create your project page on Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/purly-pullover

 

Thanks for being here, and happy knitting!

xoxo, Kathleen

P.S. Share your project on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with hashtags #kdsweater and #purlypullover

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*Free pattern available until 22 July 2016. You can purchase Purly Pullover from my Ravelry shop any time: http://www.ravelry.com/stores/kathleen-dames-design

 

Purchase the Season One pattern, Solstice Cardi, from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/solstice-cardi

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Yarn info:

-Happy Fuzzy Yarns http://happyfuzzyyarn.com/ - Kathleen will be knitting her DK weight Purly Pullover in Happy Fuzzy Yarns Merino DK in the Peony colorway

-Madeline Tosh http://www.madelinetosh.com - the original Purly Pullover was knit in sport weight tosh pashmina in the Bloomsbury colorway

 

Kathleen is wearing the Thistle Leaf Shawl, a perfect travel project: one needle, one skein, one pattern, and a special (only slightly complex lace pattern in written out and charted formats, so you have no excuses!). Find the pattern here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/thistle-leaf-shawl

 

periscope: https://www.periscope.tv/kathleendames

instagram: https://instagram.com/kathleendames/

twitter: https://twitter.com/kathleendames

ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/kathleen-dames

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KathleenDamesDesign

music: Cafe Parisien with accordion iStock.com/frobisher

Jul 1, 2016

Yoke! Yoke! Yoke!  Got decreases? Wondering about raising the back of the neck? We will talk about it today. Visit the episode thread in the Kathleen Dames Design Ravelry group: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/kathleen-dames-design/topics/3453147

 

If you haven’t already, visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater to sign up for the newsletter and get your free Purly Pullover pattern*. Your link to download the PDF will be in your Welcome email. Be sure to create your project page on Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/purly-pullover

 

Thanks for being here, and happy knitting!

xoxo, Kathleen

P.S. Share your project on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with hashtags #kdsweater and #purlypullover

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*Free pattern available until 22 July 2016. You can purchase Purly Pullover from my Ravelry shop any time: http://www.ravelry.com/stores/kathleen-dames-design

 

Purchase the Season One pattern, Solstice Cardi, from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/solstice-cardi

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Yarn info:

-Happy Fuzzy Yarns http://happyfuzzyyarn.com/ - Kathleen will be knitting her DK weight Purly Pullover in Happy Fuzzy Yarns Merino DK in the Peony colorway

-Madeline Tosh http://www.madelinetosh.com - the original Purly Pullover was knit in sport weight tosh pashmina in the Bloomsbury colorway

 

Kathleen is wearing the Castaway Shawlette, a perfect travel project: one needle, one skein, one pattern, and lots of fun dropping stitches. Find the pattern here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/castaway-shawlette

 

periscope: https://www.periscope.tv/kathleendames

instagram: https://instagram.com/kathleendames/

twitter: https://twitter.com/kathleendames

ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/kathleen-dames

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KathleenDamesDesign

music: Cafe Parisien with accordion iStock.com/frobisher

 

Jun 24, 2016

Today we are getting all our stitches on one needle. This is the beauty of knitting a sweater all in one piece. After this we will head into the home stretch!  Visit the episode thread in the Kathleen Dames Design Ravelry group: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/kathleen-dames-design/topics/3451905

 

If you haven’t already, visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater to sign up for the newsletter and get your free Purly Pullover pattern*. Your link to download the PDF will be in your Welcome email. Be sure to create your project page on Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/purly-pullover

 

Thanks for being here, and happy knitting!

xoxo, Kathleen

P.S. Share your project on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with hashtags #kdsweater and #purlypullover

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*Free pattern available until 22 July 2016. You can purchase Purly Pullover from my Ravelry shop any time: http://www.ravelry.com/stores/kathleen-dames-design

 

Purchase the Season One pattern, Solstice Cardi, from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/solstice-cardi

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Yarn info:

-Happy Fuzzy Yarns http://happyfuzzyyarn.com/ - Kathleen will be knitting her DK weight Purly Pullover in Happy Fuzzy Yarns Merino DK in the Peony colorway

-Madeline Tosh http://www.madelinetosh.com - the original Purly Pullover was knit in sport weight tosh pashmina in the Bloomsbury colorway

 

Kathleen is wearing the Women’s Deckhand, another seamless raglan pullover with special details, including stripes and a buttoned yoke. Find the pattern here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/deckhand---womens

 

periscope: https://www.periscope.tv/kathleendames

instagram: https://instagram.com/kathleendames/

twitter: https://twitter.com/kathleendames

ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/kathleen-dames

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KathleenDamesDesign

music: Cafe Parisien with accordion iStock.com/frobisher

Jun 17, 2016

There are many ways to avoid getting trapped on Sleeve Island. In addition to knitting one sleeve before the body and another after, check out the “War and Peace” method of knitting two at once (socks in Knitty’s example, but this would work for sleeves, too): http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall06/FEATextreme2in1.html  Visit the episode thread in the Kathleen Dames Design Ravelry group: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/kathleen-dames-design/topics/3448816

 

Visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater to sign up for the newsletter and get your free Purly Pullover pattern*. Your link to download the PDF will be in your Welcome email. Be sure to create your project page on Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/purly-pullover

 

Thanks for being here, and happy knitting!

xoxo, Kathleen

P.S. Share your project on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with hashtags #kdsweater and #purlypullover

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*Free pattern available until 22 July 2016. You can purchase Purly Pullover from my Ravelry shop any time: http://www.ravelry.com/stores/kathleen-dames-design

 

Purchase the Season One pattern, Solstice Cardi, from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/solstice-cardi

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Yarn info:

-Happy Fuzzy Yarns http://happyfuzzyyarn.com/ - Kathleen will be knitting her DK weight Purly Pullover in Happy Fuzzy Yarns Merino DK in the Peony colorway

-Madeline Tosh http://www.madelinetosh.com - the original Purly Pullover was knit in sport weight tosh pashmina in the Bloomsbury colorway

 

periscope: https://www.periscope.tv/kathleendames

instagram: https://instagram.com/kathleendames/

twitter: https://twitter.com/kathleendames

ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/kathleen-dames

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KathleenDamesDesign

music: Cafe Parisien with accordion iStock.com/frobisher


Kathleen is wearing Wench - a pullover with simple construction and fun details, like picot cast ons and bind offs, worked in summer-perfect linen yarn. Pattern available at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wench

Jun 10, 2016

It’s time to set aside stitches for the underarms. We will need to do so on body and sleeves. Then when we join everything together for the yoke, we will pair up sets of stitches for each underarm. Apologies for the NYC noise this episode - an early heatwave made it necessary to open the windows. Visit the episode thread in the Kathleen Dames Design Ravelry group: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/kathleen-dames-design/topics/3443718

 

Visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater to sign up for the newsletter and get your free Purly Pullover pattern*. Your link to download the PDF will be in your Welcome email. Be sure to create your project page on Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/purly-pullover

 

Thanks for being here, and happy knitting!

xoxo, Kathleen

P.S. Share your project on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with hashtags #kdsweater and #purlypullover

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*Free pattern available until 22 July 2016. You can purchase Purly Pullover from my Ravelry shop any time: http://www.ravelry.com/stores/kathleen-dames-design

 

Purchase the Season One pattern, Solstice Cardi, from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/solstice-cardi

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Yarn info:

-Happy Fuzzy Yarns http://happyfuzzyyarn.com/ - Kathleen will be knitting her DK weight Purly Pullover in Happy Fuzzy Yarns Merino DK in the Peony colorway

-Madeline Tosh http://www.madelinetosh.com - the original Purly Pullover was knit in sport weight tosh pashmina in the Bloomsbury colorway

 

periscope: https://www.periscope.tv/kathleendames

instagram: https://instagram.com/kathleendames/

twitter: https://twitter.com/kathleendames

ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/kathleen-dames

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KathleenDamesDesign

music: Cafe Parisien with accordion iStock.com/frobisher

 

Kathleen is wearing the Sly Maid Stole. Perfect travel knitting and year-round accessory, the Sly Maid Stole is bias-knit, reversible, and shows off your favorite lace or fingering weight yarn. Pattern available at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sly-maid-stole

Jun 3, 2016

This week's episode was recorded live on YouTube, and you are listening to the audio version. Visit the episode thread in the Kathleen Dames Design Ravelry group: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/kathleen-dames-design/3441616/1-25 

 

Thanks for being here, and happy knitting!

xoxo, Kathleen

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Visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater to sign up for the newsletter to get your free Purly Pullover pattern* and be the first to know about new episodes, special offers, and pattern releases. Your link to download the PDF will be in your Welcome email. Be sure to create your project page on Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/purly-pullover

 

-Happy Fuzzy Yarns http://happyfuzzyyarn.com/ - Kathleen will be knitting her DK weight Purly Pullover in Happy Fuzzy Yarns Merino DK in the Peony colorway

 

-Madeline Tosh http://www.madelinetosh.com - the original Purly Pullover was knit in sport weight tosh pashmina in the Bloomsbury colorway

 

Share your project on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with hashtags #kdsweater and #purlypullover

 

*Free pattern available until 22 July 2016. You can purchase Purly Pullover from my Ravelry shop any time: http://www.ravelry.com/stores/kathleen-dames-design

 

Purchase the Season One pattern, Solstice Cardi, from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/solstice-cardi

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periscope: https://www.periscope.tv/kathleendames

instagram: https://instagram.com/kathleendames/

twitter: https://twitter.com/kathleendames

ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/kathleen-dames

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KathleenDamesDesign

music: Cafe Parisien with accordion iStock.com/frobisher


Kathleen is wearing the Solstice Cardi. Pattern available at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/solstice-cardi

May 27, 2016

Woohoo! It’s time to cast on. Remember that knitting in the round has its challenges when you are getting started, so be sure to pay close attention. Also, today is my Dad’s birthday, so “Happy Birthday, Dad!” Visit the episode thread in the Kathleen Dames Design Ravelry group: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/kathleen-dames-design/3435107/1-25

 

Thanks for being here, and happy knitting!

xoxo, Kathleen

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Visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater to sign up for the newsletter to get your free Purly Pullover pattern* and be the first to know about new episodes, special offers, and pattern releases. Your link to download the PDF will be in your Welcome email. Be sure to create your project page on Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/purly-pullover

 

-Happy Fuzzy Yarns http://happyfuzzyyarn.com/ - Kathleen will be knitting her DK weight Purly Pullover in Happy Fuzzy Yarns Merino DK in the Peony colorway

 

-Madeline Tosh http://www.madelinetosh.com - the original Purly Pullover was knit in sport weight tosh pashmina in the Bloomsbury colorway

 

Share your project on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with hashtags #kdsweater and #purlypullover

 

*Free pattern available until 22 July 2016. You can purchase Purly Pullover from my Ravelry shop any time: http://www.ravelry.com/stores/kathleen-dames-design

 

Purchase the Season One pattern, Solstice Cardi, from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/solstice-cardi

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periscope: https://www.periscope.tv/kathleendames

instagram: https://instagram.com/kathleendames/

twitter: https://twitter.com/kathleendames

ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/kathleen-dames

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KathleenDamesDesign

music: Cafe Parisien with accordion iStock.com/frobisher


Kathleen is wearing Dennis tie. Pattern available at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dennis

May 20, 2016

I know swatching may not be your favorite thing, but when we swatch we make sure there won’t be any surprises in our new favorite sweater. Visit the episode thread in the Kathleen Dames Design Ravelry group: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/kathleen-dames-design/topics/3432928

 

Thanks for being here, and happy knitting!

xoxo, Kathleen

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Visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater to sign up for the newsletter to get your free Purly Pullover pattern* and be the first to know about new episodes, special offers, and pattern releases. Your link to download the PDF will be in your Welcome email. Be sure to create your project page on Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/purly-pullover

 

-Happy Fuzzy Yarns http://happyfuzzyyarn.com/ - Kathleen will be knitting her DK weight Purly Pullover in Happy Fuzzy Yarns Merino DK in the Peony colorway

 

-Madeline Tosh http://www.madelinetosh.com - the original Purly Pullover was knit in sport weight tosh pashmina in the Bloomsbury colorway

 

Share your project on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with hashtags #kdsweater and #purlypullover

 

*Free pattern available until 22 July 2016. You can purchase Purly Pullover from my Ravelry shop any time: http://www.ravelry.com/stores/kathleen-dames-design

 

Purchase the Season One pattern, Solstice Cardi, from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/solstice-cardi

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periscope: https://www.periscope.tv/kathleendames

instagram: https://instagram.com/kathleendames/

twitter: https://twitter.com/kathleendames

ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/kathleen-dames

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KathleenDamesDesign

music: Cafe Parisien with accordion iStock.com/frobisher


Kathleen is wearing Solstice Cardi, our sweater from Season One. Pattern available at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/solstice-cardi

May 13, 2016

Today we’re talking about yarn choice for the Purly Pullover. Take your pick from sport weight or DK yarn, and be sure to choose something that will make you happy! Visit the episode thread in the Kathleen Dames Design Ravelry group: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/kathleen-dames-design/topics/3428875

 

Visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater to sign up for the newsletter and get your free Purly Pullover pattern*. Your link to download the PDF will be in your Welcome email. Be sure to create your project page on Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/purly-pullover

 

Happy Fuzzy Yarns http://happyfuzzyyarn.com/ - Kathleen will be knitting her DK weight Purly Pullover in Happy Fuzzy Yarns Merino DK in the Peony colorway

 

Madeline Tosh http://www.madelinetosh.com - the original Purly Pullover was knit in sport weight tosh pashmina in the Bloomsbury colorway

 

Share your project on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with hashtags #kdsweater and #purlypullover

 

Thanks for being here, and happy knitting!

xoxo, Kathleen

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*Free pattern available until 22 July 2016. You can purchase Purly Pullover from my Ravelry shop any time: http://www.ravelry.com/stores/kathleen-dames-design

 

Visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater to sign up for the newsletter and be the first to know about new episodes, special offers, and pattern releases.

 

Purchase the Season One pattern, Solstice Cardi, from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/solstice-cardi

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periscope: https://www.periscope.tv/kathleendames

instagram: https://instagram.com/kathleendames/

twitter: https://twitter.com/kathleendames

ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/kathleen-dames

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KathleenDamesDesign

music: Cafe Parisien with accordion iStock.com/frobisher


Kathleen is wearing Solstice Cardi, our sweater from Season One. Pattern available at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/solstice-cardi

May 6, 2016

Let's talk about the pattern for the Purly Pullover! Visit the episode thread in the Kathleen Dames Design Ravelry group: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/kathleen-dames-design/3423524/

 

Visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater to sign up for the newsletter and get your free Purly Pullover pattern*. Your link to download the PDF will be in your Welcome email. Be sure to create your project page on Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/purly-pullover

 

Happy Fuzzy Yarns http://happyfuzzyyarn.com/ - Kathleen will be knitting her DK weight Purly Pullover in Happy Fuzzy Yarns Merino DK in the Peony colorway

 

Madeline Tosh http://www.madelinetosh.com - the original Purly Pullover was knit in sport weight tosh pashmina in the Bloomsbury colorway

 

Black Sheep tape measure https://halcyonyarn.com/multi_craft/70590310/black-sheep-tape-measure

 

Share your project on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with hashtags #kdsweater and #purlypullover

 

Thanks for being here, and happy knitting!

xoxo, Kathleen

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*Free pattern available until 22 July 2016. You can purchase Purly Pullover from my Ravelry shop any time: http://www.ravelry.com/stores/kathleen-dames-design

 

Visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater to sign up for the newsletter and be the first to know about new episodes, special offers, and pattern releases.

 

Purchase the Season One pattern, Solstice Cardi, from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/solstice-cardi

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periscope: https://www.periscope.tv/kathleendames

instagram: https://instagram.com/kathleendames/

twitter: https://twitter.com/kathleendames

ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/kathleen-dames

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KathleenDamesDesign

music: Cafe Parisien with accordion iStock.com/frobisher

 

Kathleen is wearing Purly Pullover, our pattern for Season Two. Pattern available at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/purly-pullover

Apr 29, 2016

We are on Spring Hiatus for the month of April. Season Two of The Sweater with Kathleen Dames will begin in May, and we will knit the Purly Pullover together.

 

Today we are taking a peek at my popular A Vest for Charles and Sotherton patterns.

 

I misspoke! The vest in question was worn by King Charles I to his beheading. See more here: http://www.gettyimages.ca/detail/news-photo/the-vest-that-king-charles-i-allegedly-wore-on-the-day-of-news-photo/96819393 and here: http://needleprint.blogspot.com/2011/06/king-charles-i-his-knitted-vest.html  The patterns used in my modern interpretation include King Charles Brocade, seen in the yoke of the original, and and XOXO pattern featured between some welting at the bottom of the placket.

 

Sotherton was inspired by the Sotherton estate in Mansfield Park. If you are looking for a figure-flattering DK weight sweater, she’s it!

 

Knits seen in this episode

-On Lady Jane: A Vest for Charles http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/a-vest-for-charles

-On Kathleen: Sotherton http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sotherton

 

Next week we will review the Purly Pullover pattern and talk measurements.

 

Thanks for being here, and happy knitting!

xoxo, Kathleen

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