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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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Jan 27, 2016

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Questions? Check the Ravelry thread first: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/kathleen-dames-design/3358901/


Today we will begin our sweater with the first sleeve, first casting on with the Two-Tail Long-Tail Cast-on, then working make-1 (m1) increases with a backwards loop. Plus a little guidance on altering sleeve length. Be sure to get more yarn if you plan to alter the pattern.

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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music: Cafe Parisien with accordion iStock.com/frobisher

Kathleen is wearing An Aran for Frederick, originally published in Jane Austen Knits 2011. Pattern available at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/an-aran-for-frederick 

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

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http://www.roundtableyarns.com Kathleen’s yarn is Camelot in the Orkney colorway.

http://www.ravelry.com/stores/ravelry-merch-store/products/303316 The adorable ruler is from Ravelry and made by Katrinkles on Etsy.

http://blog.tincanknits.com/2013/10/03/magic-loop/ This is a great Magic Loop photo tutorial from Tin Can Knits.

http://www.kathleendames.com/2015/10/technique-integrated-button-bands.html A little more on integrated button bands. And, yes, you do work buttonholes on both bands as you go, so you'll know *exactly* where to sew on your buttons.

http://www.knittersreview.com/clarabooks/knitters_book_of_yarn.asp If you want to learn more about spins and plies and weights of yarn, Clara Parkes’s first book of s an excellent way to get started.

http://www.knittersreview.com/clarabooks/knitters_book_of_wool.asp And now that you know all about yarn, you might be interested in learning more about the wool itself.

http://www.sheepspot.com Breed-specific yarns hand-dyed in beautiful shades.

http://alex-collins.myshopify.com Does your new project need a new bag? My friend Alex makes lovely ones!

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 Sotherton, originally published in Jane Austen Knits, Summer 2012. Pattern available at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sotherton

Jan 27, 2016

Let's talk about the pattern for the Solstice Cardi!

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

Round Table Yarns - I will be knitting my Solstice Cardi in the Camelot base, colorway: Orkney - visit http://www.roundtableyarns.com/ to see more base/color options; Perceval, Gawain, and Guenevere are other great options in the gauge range

Julie Asselin http://www.julie-asselin.com/en/ - the original Solstice Cardi was knit in the Stella base, colorway: Diamant; Fino Simple, Fino, Leizu Fingering, Nanos, and Piccolo are other great bases that have a similar gauge

Hiya Hiya 40" Steel Circular Needles http://hiyahiyanorthamerica.shptron.com/c/circular-knitting-needles_hiyahiya-40-inch-steel-circular-needles

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

Ann Tudor http://www.anntudor.com/ - adorable ring stitch markers; I have a set of sheep

Removable stitch markers - there are plenty of these out in the world; here is just one option: http://www.fringesupplyco.com/product/removable-stitch-markers

Shaker needle case from http://suffolkshakershop.com/ - more examples can be seen in the Photo Gallery; contact them directly about purchasing, since they can't keep them in stock in the shop

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
ravelry group: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/kathleen-dames-design
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KathleenDamesDesign
music: Cafe Parisien with accordion iStock.com/frobisher

Kathleen is wearing An Aran for Anne, originally published in Jane Austen Knits, Summer 2012. Pattern available at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/an-aran-for-anne

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