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

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Apr 22, 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 on Season Two’s Episode Zero, I share the Purly Pullover with you. If you are a subscriber to The Sweater newsletter, thank you! You should receive your link to download the pattern shortly. If you are not a subscriber, visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater to sign up and receive your download link in the WELCOME email. If you would like a copy of the pattern in your Ravelry library now, purchase your copy here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/solstice-cardi

 

Knits seen in this episode

-On Lady Jane: Purly Pullover http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/purly-pullover

-On Kathleen: Solstice Cardi http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/solstice-cardi

 

Is there a pattern of mine you would like me to talk about? We have one more Spring Hiatus episode before Season Two begins, so let me know in the comments.

 

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 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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Apr 15, 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. More to come on our new sweater next week.

 

Today I share the story behind a favorite pattern: An Aran for Frederick. Purchase your copy of the pattern here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/an-aran-for-frederick

 

Knits seen in this episode

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

-On Lady Jane: Captain Austen’s Scarf http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/captain-austens-scarf

-On Kathleen: Mermaid’s Cardigan http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mermaids-cardigan

 

Books mentioned in this episode

 

Is there a pattern of mine you would like me to talk about? Let me know in the comments.

 

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

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

Apr 8, 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. More to come on our new sweater soon.

 

Today I have a few woolly thoughts to share with you. Do you know the difference between worsted and woolen spun yarn?

 

Knits seen in this episode

-On Lady Jane: Bloc Pulli http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bloc-pulli

-On Kathleen: Unicorn Party http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/unicorn-party

-On Kathleen: Solstice Cardi http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/solstice-cardi

 

Is there a knit you'd like to see on Lady Jane? Leave a comment below.

 

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 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

Apr 1, 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. More to come on our new sweater soon.

In the meantime, I wanted to share a few patterns that you will enjoy knitting now that you are a master sweater knitter:

-Bloc Party Cardigan (FREE on Knitty) http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bloc-party-cardigan
-Pomgegranate Cardi http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pomegranate-cardi
-Sly Maid Stole http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sly-maid-stole
-Thistle Leaf Pullover http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/thistle-leaf-pullover
-Thistle Leaf Shawl http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/thistle-leaf-shawl

The Unicorn Tapestries, Vol. One pattern collection is available as a discounted bundle: http://www.ravelry.com/bundles/unicorn-tapestries-vol-one

Is there a knit you'd like to see on Lady Jane? Leave a comment below.

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 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

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