Karen Fletcher


Karen Fletcher is a designer and knitter from Ottawa, Canada.  Her love of math and making things made her fall in love with knitting design soon after she learned to knit, she's been selling her designs since 2013.  Her designs can be found at ravelry ( as well as Craftsy.  She loves textured knits, cables, and colourwork, and can often be found knitting a project with those elements while her son "helps" her knit and her daughter unravels her yarn; she is so charmed by their love of yarn that she actually adores this.

Projects by Karen Fletcher

Dishes Are A Breeze Beginner Dishcloths

If you are a beginning knitter but are intimidated by the idea of trying new patterns and techniques, stop and relax, this is the perfect pattern to get you started. It’s really straight forward, doesn’t need a lot of yarn or different notions and you’ll probably finish it in less than a week. Finishing something gives such a sense of accomplishment and it’s good to have that at the start of your knitting journey.

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Lara Lace Shawl + Swatch

If lace is on your bucket list Lara is the pattern that will help you conquer a lace shawl!  All of the stitches used are fairly basic and the yarn is nice and thick which allows you to see your stitches easily, and the pattern builds on the previous row in a logical way so you can see where you are. Plus the pattern is very repetitive which means you’ll have it memorized in no time. 

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Espresso-ly Made for You Coffee Cozies

Useful and simple—two elements that make a perfect Father’s Day gift. He’ll be thankful for your thoughtfully knit textured coffee cozies on his way to work (plus, they are an environmentally friendly option to cardboard cozies at the coffee shop).

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Scarlet Jumbo Cabled Pillow

This pillow is a simple knit and a great introduction to cabling. Featuring two large cables set across a background of reverse stockinette stitch, you’ll find this pattern easy to memorize and a delight to make. This combination of simplicity and trendiness makes this a fantastic addition to any knitter’s gift-giving repertoire.

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Rose Tea Cozy

This cute and functional tea cozy is the perfect way to bring an on-trend color into your home — plus, it stash buster. Knit in two pieces, then seamed at the top and bottom, this is a super approachable project and a great introduction for for those learn to cable.

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Tree-mendously Lit Knit Decor

Make a statement that will light up the room with this fun Christmas decoration. This modern colorwork Christmas tree is knit flat before stitches are picked up around all sides and worked in the round. To finish it off, stretch the knit fabric over a frame where battery-powered Christmas lights can be inserted from the back to create a project that literally glows!

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Silly Moose Toddler Cardigan

Your silly little one will love this cute sweater adorned with moose accents across the chest, sleeves and back. Offered in baby and toddler sizes, this cardigan is knit flat in pieces and seamed.

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Lattice Boot Cuffs

Boot cuffs are a great way to achieve the look of chunky socks without the bulk. This pattern has no shaping, so it’s a good project if you want to branch out into cables. They’re knit in the round and are offered in seven sizes so you can make matching sets for family members. Plus, you can make them in multiple colors to change up your outfit or give them away as trendy but quick gifts.

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Mid Lake Boot Cuffs

The Mid Lake Boot Cuffs are the northwoods version of the Lattice Boot Cuff from the October 2016 issue. A band of watery blue lattice cables is framed by cabin red and brown stripes for cuffs that will add cozy charm to any fall outfit

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