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Kathleen Dames
Worked at Course Technology (Cengage Learning)
Attended Washington University
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quick + purly: 5 cardigans
A new feature for you, my friends: quick + purly posts. Once a week I will share five patterns that have caught my eye. If there is a category you'd like me to explore for you, let me know. This week, since we still have ... more winter to go, I found some ...
A new feature for you, my friends: quick + purly posts. Once a week I will share five patterns that have caught my eye. If there is a category you'd like me to explore for you, let me know. This week, since we still have ...
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My goodness, was that fun! So fun it took me a month to recover? No, but my designer talk at Knitty City and appearance at VKL did take a lot out of me and pushed other work out, so it's been a bit of a set of tumbling blocks...
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Trip report: Knitty City talk 1/8/15
I had such a lovely time last Thursday! As you may know, the lovely folks at Knitty City invited me to meet their knitters at the monthly Young Designer Meet & Greet for January. I brought a couple of carry-ons filled with wool and took over every hanger in...
I had such a lovely time last Thursday! As you may know, the lovely folks at Knitty City invited me to meet their knitters at the monthly Young Designer Meet & Greet for January. I brought a couple of carry-ons filled with wo...
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Interview on Denise's Needleworks
And now my interview with the lovely Denise is up on her blog here ! Had such fun answering her questions. Thanks for stopping by, and happy knitting! xoxo, Kathleen
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Putting together a pattern
As I'm preparing a few patterns for testing/editing, I thought you might be interested to see the elements that go into a pattern. Every designer has a different skill set, but with my former life as an Art Director and Graphic Designer, I am able to do the...
As I'm preparing a few patterns for testing/editing, I thought you might be interested to see the elements that go into a pattern. Every designer has a different skill set, but with my former life as an Art Director and Graph...
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VKL NYC recap
My goodness, was that fun! So fun it took me a month to recover? No, but my designer talk at Knitty City and appearance at VKL did take a lot out of me and pushed other work out, so it's been a bit of a set of tumbling blocks over the past few weeks (plus s...
My goodness, was that fun! So fun it took me a month to recover? No, but my designer talk at Knitty City and appearance at VKL did take a lot out of me and pushed other work out, so it's been a bit of a set of tumbling blocks...
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Young Designer's Meet and Greet at Knitty City 1/8/15
What are you doing Thursday? If you're in New York City, be sure to meet me from 6-8pm at Knitty City ! I'll be talking about my design process, showing samples, and will have a selection of printed patterns for purchase. Want to know which samples and patt...
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Are you a sock knitter? Then you probably already know the talented Hunter of Violently Domestic and Pantsville Press. I had certainly heard of Hunter and seen her Cabinet of Curiosity books, but because I am (embarassingly) ...
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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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