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Kathleen Dames
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Wedding Sweater: #buttonhunt in my own button jar
I am happy to report that we are getting close to the end of my sister's wedding sweater adventure! My goal all along has been to have it complete far(ish) in advance of the big day (22 August), in case of any problems. Luckily, everything seems to be going...
I am happy to report that we are getting close to the end of my sister's wedding sweater adventure! My goal all along has been to have it complete far(ish) in advance of the big day (22 August), in case of any problems. Lucki...
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Pattern: A Vest for Charles
A Vest for Charles $7 on Ravelry (no account necessary) Charles Musgrove had the good taste to fall for Anne Elliot, but ended up marrying her sister Mary. Doesn’t he deserve a handknit, too? Inspired by a knitted vest worn by Charles I to his execution in ...
A Vest for Charles $7 on Ravelry (no account necessary) Charles Musgrove had the good taste to fall for Anne Elliot, but ended up marrying her sister Mary. Doesn’t he deserve a handknit, too? Inspired by a knitted vest worn b...
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quick + purl: 5 summer scarves
Happy Summer to you! As you may know, I spent the Summer Solstice in Greece, where it was pretty darn hot, but I still wanted a little something to take my outfit to the next level. Finding a light scarf or shawl isn't always easy, but these five would be l...
Happy Summer to you! As you may know, I spent the Summer Solstice in Greece, where it was pretty darn hot, but I still wanted a little something to take my outfit to the next level. Finding a light scarf or shawl isn't always...
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Au revoir, Craftsy
Upgrades coming soon to a Ravelry store near you! After a lot of number crunching and feelings consulting (with thanks for the moral support, +Tara Swiger  and #starshipbiz), I have closed my pattern store on Craftsy . Those of you who purchased patterns th...
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Pattern: Sotherton
Sotherton $7 on Ravelry (no account necessary) “You have a very smiling scene before you,” [said Mr. Crawford.]  “Do you mean literally or figuratively? Literally, I conclude. Yes, certainly, the sun shines, and the park looks very cheerful. But unluckily t...
Sotherton $7 on Ravelry (no account necessary) “You have a very smiling scene before you,” [said Mr. Crawford.]  “Do you mean literally or figuratively? Literally, I conclude. Yes, certainly, the sun shines, and the park lo...
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Did you miss me?
We went to Greece last week, and it was amazing! I didn't even knit every day - that's how amazing it was. If you don't follow me on social media ( Instagram ,  Flickr ,  Twitter ,  Tumblr ), you weren't inundated with pictures last week like the one below,...
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survey: Do you have a favorite romantic couple?
Last month I asked my newsletter readers if they had a favorite romantic couple, and now it's your turn... Do you have a favorite romantic couple?  It may be obvious to you by now that I'm a Jane Austen-ophile. Anne Elliot and Frederick Wentworth's courtshi...
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Wedding sweater: Getting to the yoke
Do you know how much I love you? I'm blogging from the beach, that's how much.  Of course, it's pretty sweet to knit to the sound of crashing waves and the sight of pine tree-encrusted islands. That's right, pine trees. We are in Maine now, so if you follow...
Do you know how much I love you? I'm blogging from the beach, that's how much.  Of course, it's pretty sweet to knit to the sound of crashing waves and the sight of pine tree-encrusted islands. That's right, pine trees. We ar...
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Pattern: Infinite
Infinite $7 on Ravelry (no account necessary) Your very own mohair cloud! Just one skein of your favorite brushed mohair yarn will give you this perennially popular accessory: an infinity scarf. Wear it long like a super-drapey cowl, double it up for that c...
Infinite $7 on Ravelry (no account necessary) Your very own mohair cloud! Just one skein of your favorite brushed mohair yarn will give you this perennially popular accessory: an infinity scarf. Wear it long like a super-d...
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Pattern: Aphros
Aphros $7 on Ravelry (no account necessary) Lace is a wonderful project for travel—one ball of yarn, one set of needles­—whether you’re flying across the country or washed up on a deserted island. And Aphros (Greek for “sea foam”) is an airy and elegant sto...
Aphros $7 on Ravelry (no account necessary) Lace is a wonderful project for travel—one ball of yarn, one set of needles­—whether you’re flying across the country or washed up on a deserted island. And Aphros (Greek for “sea f...
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quick + purly: 5 gloves
Now that Summer is firmly upon us in the Northern Hemisphere, the notion of knitting something that would fill your lap is, um, repugnant, isn't it? Unless you're safely tucked away in the AC, you'll want something small (or something in linen ). How about ...
Now that Summer is firmly upon us in the Northern Hemisphere, the notion of knitting something that would fill your lap is, um, repugnant, isn't it? Unless you're safely tucked away in the AC, you'll want something small (or ...
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Pattern: An Aran for Anne
After An Aran for Frederick flew off to Jane Austen Knits for his photo shoot, I found myself staring at a bag of steely-grey/lavender worsted-spun wool that kept telling me it wanted to be something shapely. Having had so much fun with the construction for...
After An Aran for Frederick flew off to Jane Austen Knits for his photo shoot, I found myself staring at a bag of steely-grey/lavender worsted-spun wool that kept telling me it wanted to be something shapely. Having had so mu...
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Wilmette, IL - Boston, MA - Gloucester, MA - Brighton, MA - Somerville, MA - Cambridge, MA - Chelsea, MA - St. Louis, MO - Washington, D.C.
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I'm a designer, both the graphic kind and the knitting variety, an exquisitely focused knitter, and mom to two wonderful girls and stepmom to a super boy.
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  • Washington University
    English & American Literature, 1990 - 1993
  • American University
    International Studies, 1989 - 1990
  • Rice University
    Publishing Program, 1992 - 1992
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New pattern: Strawberry-Picking Shrug
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Hop on over to Jane Austen Knits for my next design. Strawberry-Picking Shrug, Jane Austen Knits 2014 Perfect for Emma to wear on a visit to

New Year, Same Me :)
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As far as I'm concerned, today is the first day of 2014. The kids are back in school, the tree is put away, and I can start getting my head

I am actually an actual feminist housewife
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Jezebel sent out a tweet criticizing the recent New York magazine story about feminist housewives, which is how I found out about it. First

N e e d l e p r i n t: King Charles I - His Knitted Vest
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As a knitted item in itself, we would appreciate this wonderfully designed and patterned vest. Believed to have been worn by King Charles I

The Heroines of Jane Austen Knits
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Knitting Daily is a community for knitters who want inspiration, innovation, and motivation. Knitting Daily provides cutting-edge knitting c

Ashley Judd Slaps Media in the Face for Speculation Over Her “Puffy” App...
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The speculation is a misogynistic assault, the actress writes, and it’s time to change the conversation.

Reflections On the Grand Experiment: By a Crunchy Betty | Crunchy Betty
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And the best lesson out of all of this experimentation has been not that I can wash my hair without shampoo, but rather that I am who I say

Kathleen Dames: Pattern: JOY garland
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A little something for the holidays! I dubbed this garland "JOY" because it came out even better than I thought it might. You see,

My favorite Maine LYS. Great yarn selection including String Theory and Quince & Co. (both Maine yarnies). And Ellen is wonderful!
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Great selection of yarn including house brand line, Harrisville, and Jaggerspun.
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