kathleendames

kathleen dames | knitwear design

New York, United States · 83 Sales

kathleendames

kathleen dames | knitwear design

New York, United States 83 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Last updated on Mar 12, 2015

Thanks for visiting! My Etsy shop is on vacation. Please visit http://kathleendames.blogspot.com to find out what I'm up to, subscribe to my newsletter, and purchase patterns. Thanks! xoxo, Kathleen

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Jane Buckley

Jane Buckley on Mar 3, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely, easy to follow pattern which can easily be adapted.

jujugro

jujugro on Dec 24, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

These are great and very well made. Thank you!

jujugro

jujugro on Dec 24, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

I love these and so will my daughter! Thank you!

Anonymous on May 25, 2013

5 out of 5 stars
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About

Elegant patterns with knitterly details for flattering sweaters and accessories

Though I didn’t realize it at the time, I’ve been a knitwear designer from my first large-scale knitting project, a poncho for which I wanted to use a different yarn than called for, as well as a different stitch pattern. The LYSO helping me with yarn looked at me like I was crazy!

I’ve always wanted to make things the way I want them. Is that so wrong?

But it wasn’t until I read Elizabeth Zimmermann’s books that I found the confidence to really start designing. I prefer working in the round/all in one piece to take advantage of knit fabric’s flexibility. Sweaters are my main interest, but I also like accessories and other small projects that allow me to explore new techniques and stitches while watching my children play at the park.

Before diving into knitwear design, I lived in Boston, where I learned to knit, and worked as an art director in book publishing. Happily, the building blocks of design translated from graphic to knitwear for me. It’s like writing a sonnet: there are strict rules about form (book covers should display the title and author, sweaters should have openings for head/hands/body and be constructed from knitted fabric), but within those forms there is boundless room for creativity.

Thanks for stopping by, and happy knitting!
xoxo, Kathleen

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  • Kathleen Dames

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    I live and knit in New York City and Bath, Maine, with my husband and our three children, getting my style fix in the city and my sweater weather in up north. I create elegant designs with knitterly details for flattering sweaters and accessories.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 13, 2014
Welcome!

I am a handknitter and knitwear designer. I craft patterns for flattering knitwear with knitterly details. Please convo me with any questions you may have.

Thanks for stopping by, and happy knitting!
xoxo, Kathleen

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Payment
I accept Paypal. Please convo me if you need alternate payment arrangements.
Shipping
Patterns: Automatic downloads are now available for all pattern PDFs (yay!). Please convo me if you are interested in printed copies.

Knitted items: Once your payment has cleared, your item will be shipped out to you via USPS Priority Mail the next business day. Please convo me if you need alternate shipping arrangements.
Refunds and Exchanges
Due to the nature of PDF downloads, I am unable to provide a refund for pattern purchases. If you have a problem with a pattern, please contact me right away, and I will do my very best to help. I want you to love your knitting experience with my patterns as much as you will love your finished object!
Additional policies and FAQs
Please send me a convo if you are interested in wholesale purchases of my printed patterns.