kathleendames

kathleen dames | knitwear design

New York, United States On Etsy since 2009

kathleendames

kathleen dames | knitwear design

New York, United States | 83 Sales

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The shop is stocked with my hand knitting patterns, including my designs previously published in Interweave's Jane Austen Knits. All my patterns are crafted with clever, knitterly details to create flattering knits for you and yours. Occasionally you will find a hand knitted item, although they are rare, as I am usually busy creating new designs.

Be sure to visit http://kathleendames.com to join my monthly mailing list and keep up with my knitterly adventures. Don't forget to check back here for new patterns.

I would love to see your creation from one of my patterns! Post an image with your feedback on Etsy or send them to kathleendames at gmail dot com. And you can find me on Ravelry at http://www.ravelry.com/designers/kathleen-dames

Please convo me with any questions. I'm always happy to help.

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

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Last updated on Jun 27, 2020

Thanks for stopping by!

The shop is stocked with my hand knitting patterns, including my designs previously published in Interweave's Jane Austen Knits. All my patterns are crafted with clever, knitterly details to create flattering knits for you and yours. Occasionally you will find a hand knitted item, although they are rare, as I am usually busy creating new designs.

Be sure to visit http://kathleendames.com to join my monthly mailing list and keep up with my knitterly adventures. Don't forget to check back here for new patterns.

I would love to see your creation from one of my patterns! Post an image with your feedback on Etsy or send them to kathleendames at gmail dot com. And you can find me on Ravelry at http://www.ravelry.com/designers/kathleen-dames

Please convo me with any questions. I'm always happy to help.

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

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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 with my husband and our three children. I create elegant designs with knitterly details for flattering sweaters and accessories.

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Last updated on June 27, 2020
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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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!
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Patterns: Automatic downloads are now available for all pattern PDFs (yay!). Please convo me if you are interested in printed copies.