Kathleen Dames

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Be sure to join my Ravelry group: Kathleen Dames Design for test-knit and pattern announcements, KALs, and support.

I live and knit (and design and teach knitting) in New York City with my husband (my very own Frederick Wentworth) and our three children. Before becoming a knitwear designer, I was as an art director in book publishing in Boston. Happily, the building blocks of design translated from graphic to knitwear.

For me designing is like writing a sonnet: There are strict rules about form (book covers should display the title and author and fit on a shelf, sweaters should have openings for head/hands/body and be constructed from knitted fabric), but within those forms there is boundless room for creativity.

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original designs  

from Interweave Knits, Winter 2015
from Jane Austen Knits 2014
from Interweave Knits, Winter 2015
from Jane Austen Knits 2014
from Kathleen Dames's Ravelry Downloads
from Enchanted Knits 2014
from Knitty, First Fall 2014
from Kathleen Dames's Ravelry Downloads
from Jane Austen Knits, Fall 2013
from Jane Austen Knits, Fall 2013
from Kathleen Dames's Ravelry Downloads
from Kathleen Dames's Ravelry Downloads
from Kathleen Dames's Ravelry Downloads
from Kathleen Dames's Ravelry Downloads
from Kathleen Dames's Ravelry Downloads
from Kathleen Dames's Ravelry Downloads
from Kathleen Dames's Ravelry Downloads
from Kathleen Dames's Ravelry Downloads
from Kathleen Dames's Ravelry Downloads
from Knitscene, Fall 2012
from Kathleen Dames's Ravelry Downloads
from Kathleen Dames's Ravelry Downloads
from Avast No. 1
from Avast No. 1
from Avast No. 1
from Avast No. 1
from Avast No. 1
from Avast No. 1
from Avast No. 1
from Knitty, Winter 2011
from Kathleen Dames's Ravelry Downloads
from Kathleen Dames's Ravelry Downloads
from Kathleen Dames's Ravelry Downloads
from Kathleen Dames's Ravelry Downloads
from Kathleen Dames's Ravelry Downloads
from Kathleen Dames's Ravelry Downloads
from Kathleen Dames's Ravelry Downloads
from Kathleen Dames's Ravelry Downloads