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 & Brandon Mably’s ‘Twinsets’
A contemporary twist on the traditional concept and ‘Crochet’.
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.
A collection of seven designs using Kaffe’s carefully selected colours of Felted Tweed yarns for Rowan.
Celebrating 40 years of Rowan – Magazine 64, Ruby Edition
“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