18 April 2019

The Sweater with Kathleen Dames | Season Four, Episode Four : The Charts


For some of us charts are the best, for others they are a big “no”. Today I talk a little bit about different ways to work with charts, clarifying where to start and giving you a little insight into how I think about colorwork rounds. Don’t forget that you are the boss of your knitting!

 

Remember: Episode Five: LIVE SHOW is coming up next week, so ask your questions now, and I will answer them on the air next week. The best way to ask is by hitting reply on a newsletter email message, but you can also leave comments on episode pages on YouTube or on posts on Instagram/Twitter or on my Ravelry group.

 

If you haven’t already, visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater to sign up for the newsletter. Be sure to create your project page on Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/enwreathed-pullover

 

Thanks for being here, and happy knitting!

xoxo, Kathleen

P.S. Share your project on social media with hashtags #enwreathedpullover and #enwreathedcowl

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You can purchase the previous seasons’ patterns (Solstice Cardi, Purly Pullover, Basic Cable, and Premium Cable) from my Ravelry shop any time: http://www.ravelry.com/stores/kathleen-dames-design

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Yarn info:

-Biches et Buches Le Petit Lambswool https://www.bichesetbuches.com/ - the original Enwreathed Pullover and Cowl were knit in the MC: Bleu Noir Fonce (dark blue black) and CC: Gris Clair (light grey)

-Manos del Uruguay https://www.manosyarns.com/ - Kathleen will be using Allegria in Euphoria for her CC on The Heart Wants Pullover

-Swans Island Company https://swansislandcompany.com/ - Kathleen will be using Swans Island Pure Blends Fingering in Oatmeal, which has been discontinued, but Swans Island Sterling Fingering is a great substitute with the same 85% Merino/15% Alpaca fiber content

 

home: https://www.kathleendames.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/kathleendames

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sweater-kathleen-dames/id1079086225?mt=2

instagram: https://instagram.com/kathleendames/

twitter: https://twitter.com/kathleendames

ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/kathleen-dames

music: Cafe Parisien with accordion iStock.com/frobisher


Check out this episode!

13 April 2019

VIDEO: The Sweater with Kathleen Dames | Season Four, Episode Three : The Swatch





The Sweater with Kathleen Dames | Season Four, Episode Three : The Swatch


Oh, swatching, you are not always our favorite, but you give us lots of good information (sometimes). Today we talk a little bit about different kinds of swatches, including my favorite: the swatch that is also a thing (like the Enwreathed Cowl or one of two sleeves). I also talk a little bit about needles and how you may only need one to knit a sweater (that’s how I do it, anyway).


Remember: Episode Five: LIVE SHOW will be here before we know it, so start asking your questions now, and I will answer them on the air in a couple of weeks. The best way to ask is by hitting reply on a newsletter email message, but you can also leave comments on episode pages on YouTube or on posts on Instagram/Twitter or on my Ravelry group.


If you haven’t already, visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater to sign up for the newsletter. Be sure to create your project page on Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/enwreathed-pullover


Thanks for being here, and happy knitting!
xoxo, Kathleen
P.S. Share your project on social media with hashtags #enwreathedpullover and #enwreathedcowl
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You can purchase the previous seasons’ patterns (Solstice Cardi, Purly Pullover, Basic Cable, and Premium Cable) from my Ravelry shop any time: http://www.ravelry.com/stores/kathleen-dames-design
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Yarn info:
-Biches et Buches Le Petit Lambswool https://www.bichesetbuches.com/ - the original Enwreathed Pullover and Cowl were knit in the MC: Bleu Noir Fonce (dark blue black) and CC: Gris Clair (light grey)
-Manos del Uruguay https://www.manosyarns.com/ - Kathleen will be using Allegria in Euphoria for her CC on The Heart Wants Pullover
-Swans Island Company https://swansislandcompany.com/ - Kathleen will be using Swans Island Pure Blends Fingering in Oatmeal, which has been discontinued, but Swans Island Sterling Fingering is a great substitute with the same 85% Merino/15% Alpaca fiber content


music: Cafe Parisien with accordion iStock.com/frobisher


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12 April 2019

The Sweater with Kathleen Dames | Season Four, Episode Three : The Swatch


Oh, swatching, you are not always our favorite, but you give us lots of good information (sometimes). Today we talk a little bit about different kinds of swatches, including my favorite: the swatch that is also a thing (like the Enwreathed Cowl or one of two sleeves). I also talk a little bit about needles and how you may only need one to knit a sweater (that’s how I do it, anyway).

 

Remember: Episode Five: LIVE SHOW will be here before we know it, so start asking your questions now, and I will answer them on the air in a couple of weeks. The best way to ask is by hitting reply on a newsletter email message, but you can also leave comments on episode pages on YouTube or on posts on Instagram/Twitter or on my Ravelry group.

 

If you haven’t already, visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater to sign up for the newsletter. Be sure to create your project page on Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/enwreathed-pullover

 

Thanks for being here, and happy knitting!

xoxo, Kathleen

P.S. Share your project on social media with hashtags #enwreathedpullover and #enwreathedcowl

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You can purchase the previous seasons’ patterns (Solstice Cardi, Purly Pullover, Basic Cable, and Premium Cable) from my Ravelry shop any time: http://www.ravelry.com/stores/kathleen-dames-design

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Yarn info:

-Biches et Buches Le Petit Lambswool https://www.bichesetbuches.com/ - the original Enwreathed Pullover and Cowl were knit in the MC: Bleu Noir Fonce (dark blue black) and CC: Gris Clair (light grey)

-Manos del Uruguay https://www.manosyarns.com/ - Kathleen will be using Allegria in Euphoria for her CC on The Heart Wants Pullover

-Swans Island Company https://swansislandcompany.com/ - Kathleen will be using Swans Island Pure Blends Fingering in Oatmeal, which has been discontinued, but Swans Island Sterling Fingering is a great substitute with the same 85% Merino/15% Alpaca fiber content

 

home: https://www.kathleendames.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/kathleendames

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sweater-kathleen-dames/id1079086225?mt=2

instagram: https://instagram.com/kathleendames/

twitter: https://twitter.com/kathleendames

ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/kathleen-dames

music: Cafe Parisien with accordion iStock.com/frobisher

 


Check out this episode!

05 April 2019

The Sweater with Kathleen Dames | Season Four, Episode Two : The Yarn


Ooh, it’s time to talk a little bit about yarn. My favorite! Today’s mantra is: Know thyself (or thy intended recipient). When choosing yarn, it helps to consider what kind of sweater you WANT and how you will take care of it. Different fibers and their preparation will affect the yarn and, in turn, your final knit.

 

Apologies for the technical difficulties that delayed this episode. I believe I have things worked out, and next week should be a longer episode (yay for new, bigger memory cards!). Before you know it, Episode Five: LIVE SHOW will be here, so start asking your questions now, and I will answer them on the air in a few weeks. The best way to ask is by hitting reply on a newsletter email message, but you can also leave comments on episode pages on YouTube or on posts on Instagram/Twitter or on my Ravelry group.

 

If you haven’t already, visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater to sign up for the newsletter. Be sure to create your project page on Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/enwreathed-pullover

 

Thanks for being here, and happy knitting!

xoxo, Kathleen

P.S. Share your project on social media with hashtags #enwreathedpullover and #enwreathedcowl

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You can purchase the previous seasons’ patterns (Solstice Cardi, Purly Pullover, Basic Cable, and Premium Cable) from my Ravelry shop any time: http://www.ravelry.com/stores/kathleen-dames-design

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Yarn info:

-Biches et Buches Le Petit Lambswool https://www.bichesetbuches.com/ - the original Enwreathed Pullover and Cowl were knit in the MC: Bleu Noir Fonce (dark blue black) and CC: Gris Clair (light grey)

-Manos del Urugauy https://www.manosyarns.com/ - Kathleen will be using Allegria in Euphoria for her CC on The Heart Wants Pullover

-Swans Island Company https://swansislandcompany.com/ - Kathleen will be using Swans Island Pure Blends Fingering in Oatmeal, which has been discontinued, but Swans Island Sterling Fingering is a great substitute with the same 85% Merino/15% Alpaca fiber content

 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/kathleendames

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sweater-kathleen-dames/id1079086225?mt=2

instagram: https://instagram.com/kathleendames/

twitter: https://twitter.com/kathleendames

ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/kathleen-dames

music: Cafe Parisien with accordion iStock.com/frobisher


Check out this episode!

AUDIO VERSION The Sweater with Kathleen Dames | Season Four, Episode Two : The Yarn



Ooh, it’s time to talk a little bit about yarn. My favorite! Today’s mantra is: Know thyself (or thy intended recipient). When choosing yarn, it helps to consider what kind of sweater you WANT and how you will take care of it. Different fibers and their preparation will affect the yarn and, in turn, your final knit.

Apologies for the technical difficulties that delayed this episode. I believe I have things worked out, and next week should be a longer episode (yay for new, bigger memory cards!). Before you know it, Episode Five: LIVE SHOW will be here, so start asking your questions now, and I will answer them on the air in a few weeks. The best way to ask is by hitting reply on a newsletter email message, but you can also leave comments on episode pages on YouTube or on posts on Instagram/Twitter or on my Ravelry group.

If you haven’t already, visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater to sign up for the newsletter. Be sure to create your project page on Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/enwreathed-pullover

Thanks for being here, and happy knitting!
xoxo, Kathleen
P.S. Share your project on social media with hashtags #enwreathedpullover and #enwreathedcowl
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You can purchase the previous seasons’ patterns (Solstice Cardi, Purly Pullover, Basic Cable, and Premium Cable) from my Ravelry shop any time: http://www.ravelry.com/stores/kathleen-dames-design
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Yarn info:
-Biches et Buches Le Petit Lambswool https://www.bichesetbuches.com/ - the original Enwreathed Pullover and Cowl were knit in the MC: Bleu Noir Fonce (dark blue black) and CC: Gris Clair (light grey)
-Manos del Urugauy https://www.manosyarns.com/ - Kathleen will be using Allegria in Euphoria for her CC on The Heart Wants Pullover
-Swans Island Company https://swansislandcompany.com/ - Kathleen will be using Swans Island Pure Blends Fingering in Oatmeal, which has been discontinued, but Swans Island Sterling Fingering is a great substitute with the same 85% Merino/15% Alpaca fiber content


music: Cafe Parisien with accordion iStock.com/frobisher

07 March 2019

The Sweater with Kathleen Dames | Season Four, Episode Zero : Enwreathed Pullover


Are you ready for a new sweater? How about giving colorwork a try? You’re in luck! Today is the preview episode (or what I like to call Episode Zero) for Season Four of The Sweater with Kathleen Dames. We will be knitting the Enwreathed Pullover over the course of 12 weeks. Well, you’ll be knitting Enwreathed, and I will be working on a new design, The Heart Wants Pullover, which has similar elements (so I can show you what we are talking about) but with some differences that should be illuminating. I’m so excited and hope you are too!

If you haven’t already, visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater to sign up for my newsletter. Be sure to create your project page on Ravelry and link it to the Enwreathed Pullover pattern.

You can purchase the previous seasons’ patterns (Solstice Cardi, Purly Pullover, Basic Cable, and Premium Cable) from my Ravelry shop any time.

Yarn info for this season:
  • Biches et Buches Le Petit Lambswool - the original Enwreathed Pullover and Cowl were knit in the MC: Bleu Noir Fonce (dark blue black) and CC: Gris Clair (light grey)
  • Manos del Urugauy - Kathleen will be using Allegria in Euphoria for her CC on The Heart Wants Pullover
  • Swans Island Company - Kathleen will be using Swans Island Pure Blends Fingering in Oatmeal, which has been discontinued, but Swans Island Sterling Fingering is a great substitute with the same 85% Merino/15% Alpaca fiber content

Thanks for being here, and happy knitting!
xoxo, Kathleen
P.S. Share your project on social media with hashtags #enwreathedpullover and #enwreathedcowl

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/kathleendames
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sweater-kathleen-dames/id1079086225?mt=2
instagram: https://instagram.com/kathleendames/
twitter: https://twitter.com/kathleendames
ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/kathleen-dames
music: Cafe Parisien with accordion iStock.com/frobisher