A Burst of Colour with Kaffe Fassett (7 Free Patterns)

A New Year is pretty much around the corner, and so we wanted to introduce something new to the website in 2018. One new weekly feature we will be adding is a ‘Designer Spotlight’, where we will be introducing you to a particular pattern designer, and listing a few of their knitting patterns which we know you’ll love.

Today, we’d like to introduce you to Kaffe Fasset: an American-born artist who is best known for his colourful designs in the decorative arts – needlepoint, patchwork, knitting, painting and ceramics. You can fead Kaffe’s entire biography and learn more about him on his official website.

Kaffe on Knitting

Here is a selection of our very favourite and most recent designs, which are all available to download from free.

Waterlilies Runner Stole

This wrap or bed throw by Kaffe Fassett is the perfect canvas for the blue tones of his new Handknit Cotton colours. Worked lengthways using the intarsia technique, it would be suitable for the more experienced knitter.

Lightning Shawl

Showcasing an eye-catching and unique striped effect using a monochrome palette with brightly coloured edging, this would be a statement addition to any outfit.

Upscale Tumbling Blocks Throw

This stunningly colourful and eye-catching throw was designed by Kaffe Fassett, and features the iconic tumbling blocks patterning worked in bright and bold shades, this would make the perfect statement piece for any home.

Red Squares on Point

This neat cardigan features geometric colour work bands and would be a great introduction to colour work knitting, as the rest of the garment is worked in simple stocking stitch.

Garden Party Stripes

Designed by Kaffe Fassett to showcase his new Handknit Cotton colour palette, this top is surprisingly simple to make. Worked sideways in irregular stripes it would suitable for those with some experience.

Shuffle Kimono

This longer length, kimono jacket would add colour to any outfit and is easy to wear. The intarsia technique used makes it suitable for the experienced knitter.

Blue Hourglass Squares Throw

This stunning throw is a perfect example of Kaffe’s unique colour work designs. Using his new shades in Handknit Cotton is would be the centre piece to any room, its use of the intarsia technique throughout makes it suitable for the experienced knitter.

We hope you enjoyed this designer feature! Check back in the coming weeks for another knitting patterns designer spotlight.

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  1. I love so many of these patterns! Like the ladies striped to knitted sideways. Also the pink one with damonds along hem. Keep saying i must be a bit more adventurous! Did these things when i was young.a very long time ago!!!!

    1. Hi Enid, you click on the photo/title for each pattern and follow the instructions to download the pattern on the next page.

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