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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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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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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 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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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 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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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

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

Mar 25, 2016

Show Notes for Episode 12

Yippee!!! How much do you love your Solstice Cardi? Hopefully as much as I love mine :)

Questions about Episode Twelve? Visit the Ravelry thread to see if your question has already been answered: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/kathleen-dames-design/3399555

Subscribers received a coupon in their email on March 25th. Be sure to use it before it expires on March 28th!

Don't forget to like and share this podcast. Share your project on social media (Instagram is my favorite!) with hashtags #kdsweater and #solsticecardi. See below for links to where you can find me. And be sure to create your project page on Ravelry by visiting the pattern page http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/solstice-cardi then clicking "cast on" in the upper right corner of the page.

Happy knitting!
xoxo, Kathleen
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Many thanks!
-Kathleen’s yarn is Camelot in the Orkney colorway from Round Table Yarns http://www.roundtableyarns.com
-Buttons from Remembrances Pottery on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/Remembrance
-Tech editing by Corrina Ferguson/Picnic Knits http://picnicknits.com/
-Tara Swiger helps small, creative business owners (like me!) https://taraswiger.com/

Visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater to sign up for the newsletter.

Purchase the 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 her new Solstice Cardi in Round Table Yarns Camelot in the Orkney colorway with perfect buttons from Remembrances Pottery.

Lady Jane is wearing the original sample for Solstice Cardi in Julie Asselin's Stella yarn in the Diamant colorway http://www.julie-asselin.com/en/yarns/

Mar 18, 2016

Show Notes for Episode 11

Ready to stomp on your sweater? Don't worry, it's all part of finishing your beautiful garment! No sweaters were harmed in the making of this video ;)

Questions about Episode Eleven? Visit the Ravelry thread to see if your question has already been answered: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/kathleen-dames-design/topics/3397025

Don't forget to like and share this podcast, if you're enjoying it. Share your project on social media (Instagram is my favorite!) with hashtags #kdsweater and #solsticecardi. See below for links to where you can find me. And be sure to create your project page on Ravelry by visiting the pattern page http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/solstice-cardi , then clicking "cast on" in the upper right corner of the page.

Happy knitting!
xoxo, Kathleen
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Many thanks!
-Kathleen’s yarn is Camelot in the Orkney colorway from Round Table Yarns http://www.roundtableyarns.com
-Buttons from Remembrances Pottery on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/Remembrance
-Tech editing by Corrina Ferguson/Picnic Knits http://picnicknits.com/
-Tara Swiger helps small, creative business owners (like me!) https://taraswiger.com/

Visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater to sign up for the newsletter and get your free Solstice Cardi pattern*

*Free pattern available until 25 March 2016. After that date Solstice Cardi will be available for purchase from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/stores/kathleen-dames-designs
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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 Quadrille, previously published in Interweave Knits Winter 2015. Pattern will be available soon on Ravelry!

Lady Jane is wearing the original sample for Solstice Cardi in Julie Asselin's Stella yarn in the Diamant colorway http://www.julie-asselin.com/en/yarns/

Mar 11, 2016

Show Notes for Episode 10

Now that the knitting is complete, it's time to finish your cardigan the elegant way with weaving and seaming.

Questions about Episode Ten? Visit the Ravelry thread to see if your question has already been answered: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/kathleen-dames-design/topics/3392963

Don't forget to like and share this podcast, if you're enjoying it. Share your project on social media (Instagram is my favorite!) with hashtags #kdsweater and #solsticecardi. See below for links to where you can find me. And be sure to create your project page on Ravelry by visiting the pattern page http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/solstice-cardi , then clicking "cast on" in the upper right corner of the page.

Happy knitting!
xoxo, Kathleen
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Many thanks!
-Kathleen’s yarn is Camelot in the Orkney colorway from Round Table Yarns http://www.roundtableyarns.com
-Buttons from Remembrances Pottery on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/Remembrance
-Tech editing by Corrina Ferguson/Picnic Knits http://picnicknits.com/
-Tara Swiger helps small, creative business owners (like me!) https://taraswiger.com/

Visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater to sign up for the newsletter and get your free Solstice Cardi pattern*

*Free pattern available until 25 March 2016. After that date Solstice Cardi will be available for purchase from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/stores/kathleen-dames-designs
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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 Thistle Leaf Pullover. Pattern available here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/thistle-leaf-pullover

Lady Jane is wearing the original sample for Solstice Cardi in Julie Asselin's Stella yarn in the Diamant colorway http://www.julie-asselin.com/en/yarns/

Mar 4, 2016

Show Notes for Episode 9

All about binding off! Did you even know there was more than one way to bind off your stitches?

Questions about Episode Nine? Visit the Ravelry thread to see if your question has already been answered: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/kathleen-dames-design/3388641/

Share your project on social media (Instagram is my favorite!) with hashtags #kdsweater and #solsticecardi. See below for links to where you can find me. And be sure to create your project page on Ravelry by visiting the pattern page http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/solstice-cardi , then clicking "cast on" in the upper right corner of the page.

Happy knitting!
xoxo, Kathleen
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Many thanks!
-Kathleen’s yarn is Camelot in the Orkney colorway from Round Table Yarns http://www.roundtableyarns.com
-Buttons from Remembrances Pottery on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/Remembrance
-Tech editing by Corrina Ferguson/Picnic Knits http://picnicknits.com/
-Tara Swiger helps small, creative business owners (like me!) https://taraswiger.com/

Visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater to sign up for the newsletter and get your free Solstice Cardi pattern*

*Free pattern available until 25 March 2016. After that date Solstice Cardi will be available for purchase from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/stores/kathleen-dames-designs
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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 Pomegranate Cardi. Pattern available here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pomegranate-cardi

Lady Jane is wearing the original sample for Solstice Cardi in Julie Asselin's Stella yarn in the Diamant colorway http://www.julie-asselin.com/en/yarns/

Feb 26, 2016

Show notes

Questions about Episode Eight? Visit the Ravelry thread to see if your question has already been answered: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/kathleen-dames-design/3383689/

Don't forget to share your project on social media (Instagram is my favorite!) with hashtags #kdsweater and #solsticecardi. See below for links to where you can find me. And be sure to create your project page on Ravelry by visiting the pattern page http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/solstice-cardi , then clicking "cast on" in the upper right corner of the page.

Happy knitting!
xoxo, Kathleen
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Many thanks!
-Kathleen’s yarn is Camelot in the Orkney colorway from Round Table Yarns http://www.roundtableyarns.com
-Buttons from Remembrances Pottery on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/Remembrance
-Tech editing by Corrina Ferguson/Picnic Knits http://picnicknits.com/
-Tara Swiger helps small, creative business owners (like me!) https://taraswiger.com/

Visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater to sign up for the newsletter and get your free Solstice Cardi pattern*

*Free pattern available until 25 March 2016. After that date Solstice Cardi will be available for purchase from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/stores/kathleen-dames-designs
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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 Wavelette. Pattern available here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wavelette

Lady Jane is wearing the original sample for Solstice Cardi in Julie Asselin's Stella yarn in the Diamant colorway http://www.julie-asselin.com/en/yarns/

Feb 19, 2016

Now with button talk!

Show notes

Questions about Episode Seven? Visit the Ravelry thread to see if your question has already been answered: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/kathleen-dames-design/3373498/

Just one sleeve to go, then we will bring everything together in the yoke - my favorite part! Be sure to match this second sleeve to the one you made way back in Episode Three https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mW-AV-32ww

And to keep you distracted from your (brief) visit to Sleeve Island, let's talk a little bit about our button options. I'll show you how I sew on a two-hole button plus give you some food for thought with shanked, cufflink-style buttons.

Don't forget to share your project on social media with hashtags #kdsweater and #solsticecardi. See below for links to where you can find me. And be sure to create your project page on Ravelry by visiting the pattern page http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/solstice-cardi , then clicking "cast on" in the upper right corner of the page.

Happy knitting!
xoxo, Kathleen
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Kathleen’s yarn is Camelot in the Orkney colorway from Round Table Yarns http://www.roundtableyarns.com

Buttons from Remembrances Pottery on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/Remembrance...

Tech editing by Corrina Ferguson/Picnic Knits http://picnicknits.com/

Tara Swiger helps small, creative business owners (like me!) https://taraswiger.com/

Visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater to sign up for the newsletter and get your free Solstice Cardi pattern*

*Free pattern available until 25 March 2016. After that date Solstice Cardi will be available for purchase from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/stores/kathlee...
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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/kath...
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KathleenDame...
music: Cafe Parisien with accordion iStock.com/frobisher

Kathleen is wearing Bloc Pulli. Pattern available here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bloc-pulli

Lady Jane is wearing the original sample for Solstice Cardi in Julie Asselin's Stella yarn in the Diamant colorway http://www.julie-asselin.com/en/yarns/

Feb 12, 2016

Questions about Episode Six? Visit the Ravelry thread to see if your question has already been answered: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/kathleen-dames-design/3373497/

Going on a #buttonhunt? Some of my favorite resources include:

-Some of my favorite buttons on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/people/kathleendames/favorites/buttons

-Etsy button search https://www.etsy.com/c/craft-supplies-and-tools/sewing-and-needlecraft-supplies/buttons-and-fasteners/buttons

-M&J Trimming http://www.mjtrim.com/

-Mood Fabrics http://www.moodfabrics.com/buttons.html

-Your LYS (or favorite online yarn store) https://www.jimmybeanswool.com/secure-html/onlineec/advancedProductSearch.asp?pcID=24

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

Happy knitting!

xoxo, Kathleen
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Kathleen’s yarn is Camelot in the Orkney colorway from Round Table Yarns http://www.roundtableyarns.com

Buttons from Remembrances Pottery on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/RemembrancesPottery

Tech editing by Corrina Ferguson/Picnic Knits http://picnicknits.com/

Tara Swiger helps small, creative business owners (like me!) https://taraswiger.com/

Visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater to sign up for the newsletter and get your free Solstice Cardi pattern*

*Free pattern available until 25 March 2016. After that date Solstice Cardi will be available for purchase from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/stores/kathleen-dames-design
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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 Benwick. Pattern available at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/benwick

Lady Jane is wearing the original sample for Solstice Cardi in Julie Asselin's Stella yarn in the Diamant colorway http://www.julie-asselin.com/en/yarns/

Feb 5, 2016

Show notes

Questions about Episode Five? Check the Ravelry thread first: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/kathleen-dames-design/3368678/

Today it's all about that shaping, plus close-ups on different decreases. Did you know that the first stitch you stick your needle into when working a decrease indicates which stitch will come out on top? Stay tuned to find out more!

Have you already created your project page on Ravelry? If not, visit the Solstice Cardi pattern page to cast on: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/solstice-cardi

Happy knitting!
xoxo, Kathleen
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Kathleen’s yarn is Camelot in the Orkney colorway from Round Table Yarns http://www.roundtableyarns.com

Buttons from Remembrances Pottery on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/RemembrancesPottery

Tech editing by Corrina Ferguson/Picnic Knits http://picnicknits.com/

Tara Swiger helps small, creative business owners (like me!) https://taraswiger.com/

Visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater to sign up for the newsletter and get your free Solstice Cardi pattern*

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

*Free pattern available until 25 March 2016. After that date Solstice Cardi will be available for purchase from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/stores/kathleen-dames-design
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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 Mermaid's Cardigan. Pattern available at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mermaids-cardigan

Lady Jane is wearing the original sample for Solstice Cardi in Julie Asselin's Stella yarn in the Diamant colorway http://www.julie-asselin.com/en/yarns/

Jan 27, 2016

Show notes

Questions? Check the Ravelry thread first: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/kathleen-dames-design/topics/3365023

Today we will cast on for the body with with the Two-Tail Long-Tail Cast-on, then we will move our working yarn over to the end of the button band, as well as go over making buttonholes. Just a reminder that buttonholes are made on *both* button bands. And if your row gauge is different than the pattern gauge, be sure to account for that when creating your buttonholes as we work our way up the body.

Have you already created your project page on Ravelry? If not, visit the Solstice Cardi pattern page to cast on: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/solstice-cardi

Happy knitting!
xoxo, Kathleen
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Kathleen’s yarn is Camelot in the Orkney colorway from Round Table Yarns http://www.roundtableyarns.com

Buttons from Remembrances Pottery on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/RemembrancesPottery

Tech editing by Corrina Ferguson/Picnic Knits http://picnicknits.com/

Tara Swiger helps small, creative business owners (like me!) https://taraswiger.com/

Visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater to sign up for the newsletter and get your free Solstice Cardi pattern*

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

*Free pattern available until 25 March 2016. After that date Solstice Cardi will be available for purchase from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/stores/kathleen-dames-design
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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 Sailor's Valentine. Pattern available at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sailors-valentine

Lady Jane is wearing the original sample for Solstice Cardi in Julie Asselin's Stella yarn in the Diamant colorway http://www.julie-asselin.com/en/yarns/

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