Knitting by Kaffe

Rowan Magazine | Other Designs

"Those of you who feel knitting has changed your life, welcome to the club. I can think of no better occupation to reveal your own creativity"

- Kaffe Fassett

Rowan Magazine

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Ember in Kid Classic and Felted Tweed for
Rowan Knitting Magazine 60 This link opens in a new window

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Rowan Magazine 60
(Autumn/Winter 2016)

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Rowan Magazine 59
(Spring/Summer 2016)

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Rowan Magazine 58
(Autumn/Winter 2015)

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Rowan Magazine 57
(Spring/Summer 2015)

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Rowan Magazine 56
(Autumn/Winter 2014)

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Kashmir Scarf Wrap for Rowan Knitting Magazine 54 This link opens in a new window
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Rowan Magazine 54
(Autumn/Winter 2013)

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Rowan Magazine 53
(Spring/Summer 2013)

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Rowan Magazine 51
(Spring/Summer 2012)

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Rowan Magazine 50
(Autumn/Winter 2011)

For previous Rowan Magazines, please contact Rowan directly by email: mail@knitrowan.com


Other Designs

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Azores Kimono Jacket (Winter 2016) for Peruvian Connection This link opens in a new window
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Azores Kimono Jacket (Winter 2016) for Peruvian Connection This link opens in a new window
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Navalo Kimono (Fall 2016) for Peruvian Connection This link opens in a new window
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Cimarron Vest (Spring 2016) for Peruvian Connection This link opens in a new window
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Mardi Gras Cardigan (Spring 2016) for Peruvian Connection This link opens in a new window
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Mardi Gras Cardigan (Spring 2016) for Peruvian Connection This link opens in a new window
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Alpaca & Pima Cotton Cubist Vest (Winter 2015) for Peruvian Connection This link opens in a new window
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Mardi Gras Pima Cotton Cardigan (Spring 2015) for Peruvian Connection This link opens in a new window
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Semaphore Pima Cotton Pullover (Spring 2015) for Peruvian Connection This link opens in a new window
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Kinshasa Vest (Autumn 2014) for Peruvian Connection This link opens in a new window
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Mandala Kimono (Autumn 2014) for Peruvian Connection This link opens in a new window
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Arroyo Pima Cotton Cardigan (Spring 2014) for Peruvian Connection This link opens in a new window
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Ucayali Pima Cotton Poncho (Spring 2014) for Peruvian Connection This link opens in a new window
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Chaparral Pima Cotton Vest (Spring 2014) for Peruvian Connection This link opens in a new window
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Western Isle Alpaca Pima Cotton Ruana (Holiday 2013) for Peruvian Connection This link opens in a new window
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Kilm Rug (Holiday 2013) for Peruvian Connection This link opens in a new window
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Kilim Pima Cotton Alpaca Kimono (Holiday 2013) for Peruvian Connection This link opens in a new window
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Cap Ferrat Pima Cotton Cardigan (2013) for Peruvian Connection This link opens in a new window
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Chloe Pima Cotton Tack Dress (2013) for Peruvian Connection This link opens in a new window
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Crayon Stripe Pima Cotton Shrug (2013) for Peruvian Connection This link opens in a new window
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Mynas Pima cotton Tunic Vest (2013) for Peruvian Connection This link opens in a new window
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Inlay Pima Cotton Cardigan (2012) for Peruvian Connection This link opens in a new window
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Red Mesa Vest (2012) for Peruvian Connection This link opens in a new window
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Chiclayo Vest (2012) for Peruvian Connection This link opens in a new window
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Mekori Cardigan (2012) for Peruvian Connection This link opens in a new window
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Stepped Cowlneck (2011) for Peruvian Connection This link opens in a new window
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Electra Cardigan (2011) for Peruvian Connection This link opens in a new window
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Kuba Cardigan (2011) for Peruvian Connection This link opens in a new window
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Hanover Vest (2011) for Peruvian Connection This link opens in a new window
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Origami Kimono (2011) for Peruvian Connection This link opens in a new window
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Chroma Cardigan (2010) for Peruvian Connection This link opens in a new window
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Checkerboard Cardigan (2009) for Peruvian Connection This link opens in a new window
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Nantucket Cardigan (2009) for Peruvian Connection This link opens in a new window
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Salamanca Cardigan (2009) for Peruvian Connection This link opens in a new window
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Nightfall Kimono (2008) for Peruvian Connection This link opens in a new window
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Sea Oat V-neck (2008) for Peruvian Connection This link opens in a new window
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Marble Squares Pillow and Throw (2008) for Peruvian Connection This link opens in a new window
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Kilim Garden Cardigan (2008) for Peruvian Connection This link opens in a new window
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Kaleidoscope Cardigan (2008) for Peruvian Connection This link opens in a new window
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Pinwheel Kimono (2007) for Peruvian Connection This link opens in a new window
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Huari Steps Pullover (2007) for Peruvian Connection This link opens in a new window
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Leopard Spot Wrap Cardigan (2005) for Peruvian Connection This link opens in a new window

Peruvian
Connection

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Granny Square Throw for
Vogue Knitting Crochet Magazine This link opens in a new window

VOGUE Knitting Crochet 2014, photo by Rose Callahan

Vogue Knitting
Crochet

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Diagonal Colourscape Scarves
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Dotty Cushions
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Half Circle Throw
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Multistripe Cushion
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Stone Triangles Cushion
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Trapezoid Throw
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X-Factor Blanket

Knitting with
the Color Guys

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"Like so many other crafts, knitting has the potential to create magic in our lives".

Mosaic-making, woodcarving, tapestry, quilting and so on, are all capable of lifting every day household objects out of the ordinary to brighten our days. Instead, they are often responsible for drab, uninspired works that have the opposite effect. In my teaching workshops, I try to persuade people that they can make something really beautiful and life-enhancing and I usually encounter the same protest, "But you're an artist. You know about colour and we don't". This misconception is one of the main reasons for my writing this book. I want to try to convey to you that a sense of colour is not something you automatically know about; you discover and rediscover its secrets by playing with it and, above all, by constantly looking...

My own story in the knitting world is a graphic example of 'ignorance is bliss'. Having spent most of my life, until the age of 28, as a painter of still life and portraits, I had no experience of needlework. Often I would find myself drooling over some richly woven or embroidered cloth in a still life and wonder how on earth it was made. Now at that time, in the early sixties, there was a taboo against 'serious' artists dabbling in the crafts. However, on a fabric-buying trip with Bill Gibb to the Holm Mills in Inverness, I finally succumbed. The knitting yarns at the back.

- Glorious Knitting, Kaffe Fassett 1985

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Kaffe Fassett's Patchwork

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From Passionate Patchwork:

Initially, we spent days poring over books on exhibitions of old quilts, never tiring of their highly inspiring content. It won't have escaped patchwork aficionados that I borrow heavily from classic old geometry. My logic tells me 'why strive for complicated, difficult-to-sew arrangements when simple squares, diamonds and triangles are so endlessly fascinating as long as the colours are alive.'

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Kaffe Fassett's Needlepoint

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The beauty of needlepoint is that the actual technique is even easier to learn than basic knitting. Before attempting needlepoint, I had the idea that it required a daunting amount of patience to produce. Imagine my amazement when my first attempt at stitching flowed along so effortlessly that I was done in no time.

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Kaffe Fassett's Mosaic

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Mosaics first excited my vision a long time ago. All through my early years in California I was aware of mosaic on eccentric structures like Watts Towers in Los Angeles and small examples in San Francisco's Chinatown. But what impressed me the most in those days were the personal mosaics of an artist friend of my family who covered walls, tables and window sills with keys, bottles, tinselly glass, beads and other unrespected materials.

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