04 November 2016
The Sweater with Kathleen Dames | Season Three, Episode Three : The Swatch
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!
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
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
-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
music: Cafe Parisien with accordion iStock.com/frobisher