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Kathleen Dames
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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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Pattern: An Aran for Frederick
Next up in the pattern parade: An Aran for Frederick !  My first pattern published in a print magazine ( Turn of the Glass had been published in Knitty in January 2011) and a perennial favorite, An Aran for Frederick was my first opportunity to explore the ...
Next up in the pattern parade: An Aran for Frederick!  My first pattern published in a print magazine (Turn of the Glass had been published in Knitty in January 2011) and a perennial favorite, An Aran for Frederick was my ...
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quick + purly: 5 square shawls
Now that summer is squarely upon us (no pun intended), and the Solstice arrives on Sunday, I'm looking for some travel knitting. For me travel knitting means shawls: one skein of beautiful laceweight yarn that squishes easily into my purse or carryon + one ...
Now that summer is squarely upon us (no pun intended), and the Solstice arrives on Sunday, I'm looking for some travel knitting. For me travel knitting means shawls: one skein of beautiful laceweight yarn that squishes easily...
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Kellynch Cardigan update
Before "the teachers let the monkeys out", I finished up my Kellynch Cardigan . Whoohoo! If you follow me on Instagram , you've seen these pics over the past few months, but I wanted to do a little review here on the ol' blog. As you may recall, I had a lit...
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Summer Schedule
Dear ones, Today marks the first day of my kids' school vacation and the beginning of a busy summer*, which is mostly "yay!" with a little bit of "eep!" thrown in for good measure. In order to stay sane, I am altering my blog schedule somewhat: quick + purl...
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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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FO-tastic: An Aran for Anne
One of the lovely things about putting all my patterns into the same format is that I get to revisit them all, double-check that I've seen everyone's FOs, and marvel at the skills and creativity of my fellow knitters. Today I want to share a handful of majo...
One of the lovely things about putting all my patterns into the same format is that I get to revisit them all, double-check that I've seen everyone's FOs, and marvel at the skills and creativity of my fellow knitters. Today I...
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Pattern: Babe in the Mist
All my backlist patterns are receiving an upgrade this summer! First to receive a nip and tuck is my favorite New Baby gift: Babe in the Mist - a small blanket perfect for cribs, strollers, and car seats. Babe in the Mist $7 on Ravelry (no account necessary...
All my backlist patterns are receiving an upgrade this summer! First to receive a nip and tuck is my favorite New Baby gift: Babe in the Mist - a small blanket perfect for cribs, strollers, and car seats. Babe in the Mist...
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Pattern: Wench
Wench $7 on Ravelry (no account necessary) A saucy lass deserves an easy-to-knit and easy-to-wear pullover for warmer weather. The drape of the finished linen fabric will win you over, keeping you cool yet covered. This sweater was inspired by the shifts th...
Wench $7 on Ravelry (no account necessary) A saucy lass deserves an easy-to-knit and easy-to-wear pullover for warmer weather. The drape of the finished linen fabric will win you over, keeping you cool yet covered. This sweat...
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Pattern upgrades coming, well, all summer!
It's time for all my patterns to be upgraded to the same attractive, easy-to-use layout, don't you think? Since there are 26 backlist patterns in various layouts, I plan to work my way through upgrading the pattern PDFs this summer. I would love to hear fro...
It's time for all my patterns to be upgraded to the same attractive, easy-to-use layout, don't you think? Since there are 26 backlist patterns in various layouts, I plan to work my way through upgrading the pattern PDFs th...
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Benwick Cardigan KAL
As I look ahead to the rest of the year, I see that it is time to self-publish my lovely Benwick Cardigan. But! I can't fit into the wee sample originally published in Jane Austen Knits, Fall 2013 . What's a designer to do? Well, I could hire a model or buy...
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Knitwear Designer/Art Director
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  • Course Technology (Cengage Learning)
    Sr. Art Director
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  • Gomez, Inc.
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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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Wilson Fivel
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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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