Knitwear and Knitting Patterns
Kaffe is well known for his knitwear designs in an array of patterns and colours. See below for a selection of recent work.
“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 of the mill were such exquisitely subtle colours that I could restrain myself no longer: I bought about twenty colours and some knitting needles on the spot.”
– Kaffe Fassett – in Glorious Knitting, 1985
Kaffe has designed knitwear for Rowan Yarns for over 30 years. The knit patterns are available through their bi-annual magazines and all designs are using Rowan’s luxury range of yarns, encouraging you to knit your own garment!
Kaffe also works with Vogue Knitting and other brands on knitwear patterns and designs that you can knit yourself. Peruvian Connection produces Kaffe’s designs as ready-to-wear garments. You can view these below.