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 and Join Kristen online by following her on Twitter or Ravelry as KristenTenDyke

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Projects by Kristen TenDyke

Fiji Top

Trendy knit straps add interest to the neckline of this casual top. A hint of the same straps at the hem complete the look.

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Riviera Tee

A top-down raglan tee is perfect for the rare sunny winter day. Layer it with your favorite jacket for added warm without the bulk of sweater sleeves. The mock cable patterns are fun to knit and give make for a simple and stunning result. Enjoy this tee from winter well into spring.

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Misty Horizon Hat

Add to your Misty Horizon Cardigan and your Misty Horizon Scarf with this matching Hat! The engaging cable panel keeps the knitting interesting as you buzz along!

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Misty Horizons Scarf

Add to your Misty Horizons Cardigan from the October 2017 issue with this matching scarf! The engaging cable panel keeps the knitting interesting as you buzz along.

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Winter Ridge Infinity Scarf

This extra-long scarf can wrap around your neck twice for extra warmth and coziness. The ribbing on the edges of this piece contrasts the garter ridges. The eyelets break up the stitch pattern, making it an interesting knit!

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Serene Sips Cardigan

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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