Knitwear and Knitting Patterns

Kaffe is well known for his knitwear designs in an array of patterns and colours for Rowan Yarsn. See below for a selection of recent work.

Kaffe Fassett’s Winter Vintage

Kaffe takes a reflective look at fairisle, colourwork and colour combinations and brings you a collection of 6 unique designs recognisable as Kaffe Fassett, in Felted Tweed yarns for Rowan.

Sampler

Shaded Diamonds

Dark Daisy

Colours In The Mist

Contrast Squares

Kaffe’s Colours

A collection of seven designs using Kaffe’s carefully selected colours of Felted Tweed yarns for Rowan.

Lady of the Lake

Vibrant Stripe

Halo Spot

Cool Weave

Zig Zag

Circle in a Square

Checkerboards

Celebrating 40 years of Rowan – Magazine 64, Ruby Edition

Rowan Magazine 64

Gazebo, Magazine 64, Kaffe Fassett

Sangria, Magazine 64, Brandon Mably

Past designs…

Porcelain, Rowan Magazine 63

Ember, Rowan Magazine 60

Yamagata, Rowan Magazine 59

Guernsey, Rowan Magazine 58

Arrezo, Rowan Magazine 57

Katja, Rowan Magazine 56

Azerbaijan, Rowan Magazine 55

Slovenia, Rowan Magazine 55

Estonia, Rowan Magazine 55

Lithuania, Rowan Magazine 55

Alder, Rowan Magazine 50

Lidiya, Rowan Magazine 48

“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!

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Knitting Patterns by Kaffe Fassett

Available now from Rowan Yarns

Looking for ready-to-wear knitwear?

Peruvian Connection produces Kaffe’s designs as ready-to-wear garments.