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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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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

 

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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

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