25 March 2016

Happy Friday! Let's celebrate the season finale of the podcast. #knitscope #kdsweater

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Pattern: Solstice Cardi - now on Ravelry!

UPDATE: The Solstice Cardi is now available on Ravelry! Subscribers to The Sweater with Kathleen Dames newsletter receive a special coupon for 50% off the pattern until 11:59pm EDT on Monday, March 28th.

Solstice Cardi by Kathleen Dames
Solstice Cardi on Ravelry $8 on Ravelry (no account required)

You need one of those little cardigans that you throw on over everything. But wouldn’t you like it to have a v-neck, flatter your figure, and be fun to knit with little finishing?

Solstice Cardi is the one for you! Stockinette with shaping where you need it keeps things smooth and simple. Garter stitch edges and integrated button bands give a crisp finish and are easy to work.

Watch the first season of The Sweater with Kathleen Dames on YouTube to knit this pattern with me.

And if you prefer listening, subscribe to the audio-only podcast on iTunes.

Solstice Cardi by Kathleen Dames

What you'll love about knitting Solstice Cardi
  • You can knit along with me over the 12-week podcast season beginning 8 January 2016! 
  • Both pattern and podcast are filled with tips and techniques that you'll use on all your knitting projects 
  • Integrated button bands cut down on finishing work, so you'll get to wear your sweater more quickly 

What you'll love about wearing Solstice Cardi
  • You'll look fabulous! 
  • Fingering-weight yarn makes this the cardigan you'll grab all year long 
  • Figure-flattering shaping is built into the pattern 

Solstice Cardi by Kathleen Dames

Size/Finished Measurements
28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52) inches circumference, closed. Shown in size 36-inch with two inches negative ease.

Julie Asselin Stella (84% Merino, 16% Metallic; 400 yds [366 m]/4.06 oz [115 g]): color, 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4) skeins; {approx. 600 (700, 800, 950, 1100, 1250, 1450) yds fingering weight yarn}
US6 (4.0 mm) 24-inch (or longer) circular needle
Removable stitch markers
Stitch holders or waste yarn
Tapestry needle
6 (6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7) 1/2" buttons

24 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches in St st

Skills Needed
Casting on
Binding off

Solstice Cardi by Kathleen Dames

Photography: Nicholas Dames
Technical Editing: Corrina Ferguson/Picnic Knits
Yarn: Round Table Yarns - Camelot in Orkney
Buttons: Remembrances Pottery

Everything you need to create your own beautiful Solstice Cardi is provided in the professionally designed (by me!) pattern.

Don't forget to tag your project with the hashtags #solsticecardi and #kdsweater on social media.

Thanks for stopping by, and happy knitting!

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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
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/

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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/

Check out this episode!