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Kathleen Dames
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Happy birthday from me!
OK, we have almost two weeks to go until the big day (I'll be 44 on 13 September - yay/sob), but I've decided to start giving presents to you dear ones early: Caught in the Rigging is now available for free on Knitty - perfect for that special pile of wool ...
OK, we have almost two weeks to go until the big day (I'll be 44 on 13 September - yay/sob), but I've decided to start giving presents to you dear ones early: Caught in the Rigging is now available for free on Knitty - perfe...
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Something's coming, something good...
Could it be? Yes, it could. Something's coming, something good, If I can wait! Something's coming, I don't know what it is, But it is Gonna be great! I do love a good West Side Story  lyric. And something good is coming: a new issue of  Knitty  hits the int...
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Wedding Sweater: Weaving underarm stitches
Oh, Kitchener Stitch. For some, you are the epitome of agony.  After countless seamless sweaters, I feel that I have finally gotten this underarm-weaving stuff down. Sometimes people refer to it as grafting, as well. That said, it still takes me a while to ...
Oh, Kitchener Stitch. For some, you are the epitome of agony.  After countless seamless sweaters, I feel that I have finally gotten this underarm-weaving stuff down. Sometimes people refer to it as grafting, as well. That ...
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Pattern: Dennis
Dennis on Ravelry $7 (no account necessary) Back in the day, I remember my dad, Dennis, sporting a cool knit tie like this for casual wear. Now everyone seems to be getting in on the action. Quick to knit from luxurious alpaca and silk, this tie has an eleg...
Dennis on Ravelry $7 (no account necessary) Back in the day, I remember my dad, Dennis, sporting a cool knit tie like this for casual wear. Now everyone seems to be getting in on the action. Quick to knit from luxurious alpac...
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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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Pattern: Caught in the Rigging
Caught in the Rigging on Knitty (FREE!) I love cables and sweaters - the more the better! But sometimes I want something a little different: a focus on a single, intriguing cable (Tangled Ropes) and a shape that isn’t complex but is more than just a tube. C...
Caught in the Rigging on Knitty (FREE!) I love cables and sweaters - the more the better! But sometimes I want something a little different: a focus on a single, intriguing cable (Tangled Ropes) and a shape that isn’t complex...
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You know you have hit the big time when...
What do you think? Is it: you're featured on the Ravelry home page everyone wants to have you as a guest on their podcast your best, most popular pattern is being sold by someone-not-you on Etsy And if you chose #3, sadly, you'd be "big time" me this mornin...
What do you think? Is it: you're featured on the Ravelry home page everyone wants to have you as a guest on their podcast your best, most popular pattern is being sold by someone-not-you on Etsy And if you chose #3, sadly,...
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quick + purly: 5 wedding bags
Ooh, we are coming up on my sister's wedding in a couple of weeks! The #weddingsweater is coming along (it may have taken over a little, which is why this post is a day later than usual), so I don't think I will have time to knit any of these, but since wed...
Ooh, we are coming up on my sister's wedding in a couple of weeks! The #weddingsweater is coming along (it may have taken over a little, which is why this post is a day later than usual), so I don't think I will have time to ...
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Wedding Sweater: Sleeve seams
Oh, we are getting to the home stretch now! First, two sleeves to seam up. Why work the sleeves flat and seam? I'm just being extra-finicky here and knit the sleeves flat to make sure there was no difference in gauge between the sleeves and the body. If thi...
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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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Knitwear Designer/Art Director
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  • Course Technology (Cengage Learning)
    Sr. Art Director
  • Red Wheel Weiser Conari
    Art Director
  • Gomez, Inc.
    Sr. Designer
  • O'Reilly Media
    Sr. Designer
  • PWS Publishing Company
    Advertising Designer
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New York, NY
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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.
Education
  • 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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