Karen Fletcher


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 (http://www.ravelry.com/stores/karen-fletcher-designs) 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


Honeycomb Hat

Make a bee-line for this honeycomb inspired hat! Sized for everyone from baby to adult large, whoever you make it for is sure to think it’s the bee’s knees. Easy to memorize, this hat is a good introduction to colorwork. Plus, it makes a great scrap buster!

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Midnight Lights

There’s something magical about the flickering of a candle in the dark evening hours. Capture this magic with these knit lantern holders that are somewhere between boho and chic. You can make a set in the weekend and they make a fantastic and unique hostess or birthday gift. Each lantern is made with an 8 oz. mason jar, yarn and an battery-powered tealight candle.

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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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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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Aweigh We Go Tote

This cute and trendy bag is the ideal beach or travel companion. Knit largely in garter stitch and featuring a stockinette anchor encircled by a portal, this adorable bag features classic nautical stripes that will leave you dreaming of the beach all day long.  

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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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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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