Josh Bennett NYC

Josh Bennett NYC

Josh Bennett grew up in Pennsylvania where he learned to knit from his grandmother at the age of 8.  After a short time, he stopped, because “boys don’t knit”.  In 2000, Josh worked at Goodspeed Musicals in East Haddam, CT where he picked up knitting again from the show’s cast members, and he hasn’t stopped since.

 After moving to New York City in 2001, Josh worked at a yarn shop on the Upper West Side where he learned how to write custom patterns for the shop’s customers.  Noticing the lack of menswear patterns being designed and published, he was determined to use his new pattern writing skills to change that.

 From 2010 to 2012, Josh studied Menswear Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT).  While there, he began a collaboration with CFDA Award winner Michael Bastian on a hand knitted line, Michael Bastian by Josh Bennett, which was sold at Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, and stores worldwide.  They continued working together on projects for the exhibition “Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art” at the American Folk Art Museum, Le Cabinet de Curiosités of Thomas Erber, and a fashion helmet for the NFL/Bloomindale’s/CFDA Super Bowl XLVIII collaboration which was auctioned off to benefit the NFL Foundation.  

Josh was the Men’s Sweater Designer at Tommy Hilfiger and has worked with and designed for GANT by Michael Bastian, Perry Ellis, Alexander Wang, Rowan Magazine, Vogue Knitting and various other designers and publications.  In addition, he is the designer of his own exclusive capsule collection of men’s hand knitted sweaters at Bergdorf Goodman, Josh Bennett + Goodman’s, and has partnered with MARVEL to create MARVEL x Josh Bennett, a hand knitted limited edition sweater collection inspired by MARVEL Studios’ films and characters.

Josh is the creator/host of The KNIT@NITE Show, at actor and knitter Alan Cumming’s NYC cabaret hotspot in the East Village, Club Cumming.

original designs

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BLANKnit Illusion Throw
Josh Bennett NYC
Vesper V
Josh Bennett NYC
Atlas Pullover
Josh Bennett NYC
Ridge Hoodie
Josh Bennett NYC
Kindling Cardigan
Josh Bennett NYC
Rooftop Blanket
Josh Bennett NYC
Gone Camping Hat
Josh Bennett NYC
Block 30
Knitterati Afghan
#06 Man's Hoodie
Vogue Knitting, Late Winter 2017
#22 Pompom Hat
Vogue Knitting, Fall 2016
#21 Man's Cabled Pullover
Vogue Knitting, Fall 2016
She-Wolf
Josh Bennett NYC
Phases
Josh Bennett NYC
The Howling
Josh Bennett NYC
The Howlette
Josh Bennett NYC
Grandson Cardigan
Josh Bennett NYC
Claws & Effect
Josh Bennett NYC
Big Red
Josh Bennett NYC
Milas
Rowan 54
Vidal
Rowan 53
#25 Men's Reverse Fair Isle Cardigan
Vogue Knitting, Winter 2012/13
#28 Textured Stripe Pullover
Vogue Knitting, Winter 2012/13
Fastnet
Rowan 52
Lately Cardigan
Josh Bennett NYC
Soho
Rowan 51
#27 Striped Tunic
Vogue Knitting, Early Fall 2011
#05 Fair Isle Yoke Pullover
Vogue Knitting, Winter 2010/11
#04 Man's Fair Isle Cardigan
Vogue Knitting, Winter 2010/11
#03 Reversible Cable Scarf
Vogue Knitting on Ravelry
#02 Woman's Cabled Top
Vogue Knitting, Winter 2010/11
#01 Man's Cable Turtleneck
Vogue Knitting, Winter 2010/11
#04 Cap Sleeve Jacket
Vogue Knitting, Holiday 2010
#04 Gold Scarf and Hat
Knit Simple Magazine, Fall 2010
#06 Olive Scarf and Cap
Knit Simple Magazine, Fall 2010
#05 Teal Scarf and Hat
Knit Simple Magazine, Fall 2010
#04 Berry Scarf and Hat
Knit Simple Magazine, Fall 2010
#03 Purple Scarf and Cap
Knit Simple Magazine, Fall 2010
#02 Red Scarf and Hat
Vogue Knitting Store Website
#10 Hooded Jacket
Vogue Knitting, Early Fall 2010
#07 Floral Cardigan
Vogue Knitting, Winter 2009/10
#19 Men's Houndstooth Vest
Vogue Knitting, Winter 2009/10
#18 Striped Hoodie
Vogue Knitting, Winter 2009/10
#17 Man's Cable Cardigan
Vogue Knitting, Winter 2009/10
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