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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 Three we are knitting the Basic Cable together. Be sure to sign up for the newsletter to get your copy of the pattern in your Welcome email. Visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater for details.
Thanks for joining me, and happy knitting!
xoxo, Kathleen

The Sweater with Kathleen Dames Kathleen Dames

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    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

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 Three we are knitting the Basic Cable together. Be sure to sign up for the newsletter to get your copy of the pattern in your Welcome email. Visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater for details.
Thanks for joining me, and happy knitting!
xoxo, Kathleen

    The Sweater with Kathleen Dames | Season Four, Episode One : The Pattern

    The Sweater with Kathleen Dames | Season Four, Episode One : The Pattern

    Are you ready for a new sweater? How about giving colorwork a try? You’re in luck! This is Episode One for Season Four of The Sweater with Kathleen Dames. We will be knitting 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!
     
    Today we are going to talk about choosing your size, what ease means, and how you can customize your sweater. Remember: You are the boss of your knitting :)
     
    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

    • 19 min
    The Yarn

    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

    • 17 min
    The Swatch

    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
     

    • 24 min
    LIVE SHOW

    LIVE SHOW

    Time for some real-time Sweater talking! Some knitters have asked me questions already, and I will be taking whatever questions you have live Friday, April 26th, at 10:00 EDT. Don’t worry if you can’t join me on YouTube live, as this will become a video the minute it’s over (and then I’ll upload the audio podcast). Questions you have about colorwork, top-down construction, and any other knitting topics are encouraged. I love talking about knitting, so (as always) this should be a lot of fun.
    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 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 Foncé (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
    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

    • 44 min
    The Colorwork

    The Colorwork

    Today I’m sharing some favorite colorwork techniques (two-handed knitting, anyone?) plus the way I do provisional castons. If  crocheting a chain takes you out of your comfort zone, my provisional two-tail long-tail cast-on might just do the trick for you.
     
    And one gentle reminder: YOU are the boss of your knitting.
     
    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 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
    ----------
    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
    -----------
    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 Foncé (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
    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

    • 25 min
    The Split

    The Split

    Today (finally! the technical issues and building construction have been a thorn in my side - I’m so sorry!) we are talking about splitting the sleeves off from the body plus a clever use of the provisional caston *in the middle of the round*. You will love how this simple technique makes finishing your sweaters just a matter of weaving in some ends.
     
    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 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
    ----------
    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
    -----------
    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 Foncé (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
    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
     
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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

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Weewear ,

Always amazing!

Kathleen makes you feel just like a friend as she expertly explains the construction of her gorgeous sweater patterns. Love her approach!

Kymunchkin ,

Awesome!!

She does a great podcast.