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!
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
The Sweater with Kathleen Dames | Season Four, Episode One : The Pattern
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 :)
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Kathleen makes you feel just like a friend as she expertly explains the construction of her gorgeous sweater patterns. Love her approach!
She does a great podcast.