Eileen Casey

Eileen Casey

I’m Eileen - from Ireland, but living in Upstate NY at the moment, where at least there is plenty of sweater weather. I have two girls who are rather useful as models, but not a lot else (joking!).

I’ve been knitting forever and couldn’t imagine my life without needles in hand. My mum taught me at each 5, and I haven’t stopped since - it’s just like breathing to me. Past projects bring memories of events and times in my life back to me as vividly as certain smells do for others.

I began selling my designs in elementary school - Barbie sweaters in the quintessential 80s style, fluffy and oversized with batwing sleeves - for 20 pence (about 30 cents). I always designed without really realising it, changing and adapting patterns, resizing them, or making up my own on the fly (without making any notes, of course - doh!).

In 2005 I began working in a local yarn store and became their in-house designer, writing customised patterns for clients while they waited. It took off and soon we had to make it by appointment only, as the queues of people waiting were too long and disrupting the other customers. I loved doing it - I had found my niche, and was certainly better at it that I was at flogging yarn!

But it wasn’t until 2006 when I won 1st prize in a design contest run by Elann.com, that I realised that I was “a designer”, and that’s what I wanted to do. Forever and ever, amen.

I worked as a Knitwear Designer at About.com for their Knitting Guide Site from 2010 - 2011, before branching out with my own label Eileen Casey Creations. My Ravelry group can be found here - it’s a useful place to find info on new and upcoming pattern releases, as well as any corrections or errata.

When I’m not knitting (snort), I love Doctor Who, Coronation Street, Victorian literature, Scrabble, kitties, tennis, Liverpool FC, tea, and chocolate.

original designs  

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Belleek
Eileen Casey Creations
Concert Shrug
Interweave Online Store
Knittted Alphabet Letters
Eileen Casey Creations
A Clowder of Cat Sweaters
Eileen Casey Creations
Best Baby Cocoon
Eileen Casey Creations
Mo Chroi
Eileen Casey Creations Website
Holey Cowl!
Eileen Casey Creations
Beaded Summer Spencer
Jane Austen Knits, Fall 2013
All Aflutter Cowl
Willow Yarns Website
Loie
Eileen Casey Creations
Papa Bear Hoodie
Eileen Casey Creations
Reticulate Scowl
Eileen Casey Creations
Baby Bear Hoodie
Quick and Simple Knits for Babies and Children
Little Man Vest
Eileen Casey Creations
Strata
Quick and Simple Knits for Babies and Children
Athena
Eileen Casey Creations
Over the Rainbow Bag
Eileen Casey Creations
O'Casey
Eileen Casey Creations
Devenish Tam
Eileen Casey Creations
Easy Stay-On Bib
Eileen Casey Creations Website
Candy Cane Christmas Ornament
Eileen Casey Creations Website
Devenish
Eileen Casey Creations
Cubic
Eileen Casey Creations
99% Hat
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Dem Bones
Eileen Casey Creations
Snaking Scarf
Eileen Casey Creations
Halloween Ghost Chart
About.com: Knitting
Brass Knuckle Mitts
Knit Picks Website
Stretchy Bind Off
About.com: Knitting
Ruffled Leg Warmers
About.com: Knitting
Lacy Little Shrug
About.com: Knitting
Beach Ball
About.com: Knitting
Stockinette Knitted Hem Tutorial
Eileen Casey Creations
Provisional Cast On Tutorial
Eileen Casey Creations
Classic Little T-Shirt
About.com: Knitting
Peace Sign Chart
About.com: Knitting
Tilted Heart Top
Eileen Casey Creations
Toy Hammock
About.com: Knitting
Spring Chicken Washcloth
About.com: Knitting
Sleeveless Cowl Neck Top
About.com: Knitting
Simple Stripes Tunic
About.com: Knitting
Adult Flapper Girl Hat
About.com: Knitting
Shamrock Washcloth
About.com: Knitting
Tumbling Shamrocks Motif
About.com: Knitting
Beaded Heart Pillow
About.com: Knitting
Loofah Scrubbing Strap
About.com: Knitting
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