A. Karen Alfke

A. Karen Alfke

My aunt taught me to knit and design my own simple sweaters in the 1980s in Germany. Decades later, I realized that many American knitters didn’t knit this way - so my Unpatterns were born as a way to guide knitters through the basics of simple garment construction - with any yarn, knit at any gauge.

And while I love empowering people to design their own, I love to design myself! I’ve been fortunate to play with Tina at Blue Moon Fiber Arts for years - the Traveling Sweater is our most notorious collaboration. I was also a member of the design team at Churchmouse Yarns & Teas.

You’ll find me moderating my own Ravelry group, akabini & friends, as well as the big and friendly crew over at the Churchmouse Yarns & Teas group. Come join the fun! I’m always aiming to empower and amuse.

original designs  

original designs

from Blue Moon Fiber Arts
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from A. Karen Alfke's Ravelry Store
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from A. Karen Alfke's Ravelry Store
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from Blue Moon Fiber Arts
Bmfa-logo_small_best_fit
from Unpatterns
from Blue Moon Fiber Arts
Ariadne_small_best_fit
from Blue Moon Fiber Arts
Sea_of_tranquility_1_small_best_fit
from Blue Moon Fiber Arts
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from The Knitter's Book of Socks
Turbo_toes2_small_best_fit
from Beyond Toes: Knitting Adventures with...
Flat-pack-four_small_best_fit
from Blue Moon Fiber Arts
Mopsycoatfront_small
from Blue Moon Fiber Arts
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from Knitty, Spring 2009
Imagine-1_small_best_fit
from 2nd Nature Design
Linenstitchmessengerbag-2_small
from Blue Moon Fiber Arts
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from 2nd Nature Design
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from 2nd Nature Design
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from 2nd Nature Design
Alleyeswrap-1_small
from 2nd Nature Design
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from Churchmouse Wee Ones
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