Kristen TenDyke


Kristen TenDyke

Kristen TenDyke is a knit and crochet designer who lives in Maine. She's a work-at-home mom who spends most of her free time playing with eco-friendly yarns and thinking up seamlessly constructed sweaters. She is the author of Finish-Free Knits (Interweave Press, 2012), Knitting Maine (Caterpillar Knits, 2013) and No-Sew Knits (Interweave Press, 2014). She is the creator of Caterpillar Knits, established in 2010 to supply pattern support for eco-friendly (organic; fair trade; recycled; vegan; low impact, natural or no dyes; low carbon footprint) yarns. See more of Kristen's designs on www.kristentendyke.com and www.caterpillarknits.com. Join Kristen online by following her on Twitter or Ravelry as KristenTenDyke

Links:
Finish-Free Knits: http://kristentendyke.com/collections/books/products/finish-free-knits
Knitting Maine: http://kristentendyke.com/collections/books/products/knitting-maine
No-Sew Knits: http://kristentendyke.com/collections/books/products/no-sew-knits
Kristentendyke.com: http://kristentendyke.com
Caterpillarknits.com: http://www.caterpillarknits.com
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/KristenTenDyke
Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/kristen-tendyke
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KristenTenDykeDesigner

Projects by Kristen TenDyke


Serene Sips Cardigan

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We all love the bright colors of summer, but the Serene Sips Cardigan gives your wardrobe a nice balance with its calm, laid-back feeling. Plus, the intricate stitches look beautiful and will test your skills with a unique side-to-side and top-down construction.

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Pistachio Pullover

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A unique construction makes this a really fun sweater to knit. Plus, it’s knit top down, which means you can try it on as you go. No more worrying about fit issues!

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Agave Cardigan

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There is something so perfect about cozying up in a cabled and textured cardigan. That was my inspiration for this—to make something blissfully cozy and warm. The narrow front cables mimic the wide central back cable panel for some unification, and the rest is knit in a cozy, textured Moss stitch.

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Go with the Snow Scarf

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This cozy and squishy cabled scarf is perfect for wrapping up in! Featuring a horseshoe cable panel in the center of the project and moss stitch on the edges, you’ll love the end result of this charming piece.

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Frozen Waterfall Accessories

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This snazzy hat-and-mittens set has a fun construction. The cables on the brim of the hat, and fingers of the mitts are knit sideways, then the ribbing stitches are picked up along one side and knit away. You’ll love making this cute set that’s perfect for gift giving.

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Ahoy May-Tee

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This sweater is a lot of fun to knit! It begins by knitting the cable panel sideways, then joining the two ends together to make a ring. The lower and upper bodies are picked up and knit from either side of the cable panel. There’s a little waist shaping for a flattering fit, and once the cable band is joined, it’s completely seamless.

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Garter Twist Tee

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This coral-hued top is knit from the top down, so it can be tried on as you knit to ensure a perfect fit. It’s also easy to customize as you go, so you can place the twist lace pattern where you want it and work the sleeves as long or short as desired.

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