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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

 

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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

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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

----------

*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

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