Kat Archer

Kat Archer


I lived and worked around the country, until happily settling in Portland, OR in 2009. My love of knitting blossomed back in 1998, adding to an ever-growing list of creative pursuits. A studio art major in college, I focused on print making, and my perpetual artistic mantra has been: beauty is found in simplicity. Today I use my art training to dream up new patterns with rich texture and visual impact.

My designs have been published in Twist Collective, the Malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project, the Rose City Yarn Crawl pattern collection, the Twisted Yarn Shop pattern line, and in collaboration with Blue Moon Fiber Arts, Knitted Wit, and Hazel Knits.


original designs  

original designs

from Twisted Yarn Shop Portland
Ten_and_counting_-_1_small_best_fit
from Bullseye Knits
Wave_diffraction__2__small_best_fit
from Twisted Yarn Shop Portland
Twisted_knit__3__sm_small_best_fit
from Bullseye Knits
Ghazal_shawl_1_small
from Bullseye Knits
Winter_crocus_cowl_1_small_best_fit
from Twisted Yarn Shop Portland
Img_0421_cropped_small_best_fit
from Twisted Yarn Shop Portland
Img_0444_small
from Twisted Yarn Shop Portland
Twisted-knit-01_small_best_fit
from Bullseye Knits
Deconstructed_small_best_fit
from Travel Knitting
Rambler_s_shawl_2_small_best_fit
from Travel Knitting
Sojourner_s_shawl_1_small_best_fit
from Travel Knitting
Sightseer_s_mittens_1_small_best_fit
from Travel Knitting
Wanderer_s_cowl_1_small_best_fit
from twist collective spring/summer 2015
Chartreuse_z_500_small_best_fit
from Travel Knitting
Voyager_s_hat_1_small_best_fit
from Twisted Yarn Shop Portland
2015_twisted_knit_db__1__small
from Bullseye Knits
Katleek2___17__small_best_fit
from Twisted Yarn Shop Portland
Summerlinenscarf_small_best_fit
from Twisted Yarn Shop Portland
Falllinehat09_square_small_best_fit
from Twisted Yarn Shop Portland
Lazysunday-border-cover-600px_small_best_fit
from Twisted Yarn Shop Portland
Flight_plan_scarf-model
from Twisted Yarn Shop Portland
Reefwarmers-border-2_small_best_fit
from Twisted Yarn Shop Portland
Wintercheer-border-4_small_best_fit
from Twisted Yarn Shop Portland
Quakingaspen01-1500px-kat_small
from Twisted Yarn Shop Portland
Nwsurfer-cover_small_best_fit
from Twisted Yarn Shop Portland
Chronoscowl04_small_best_fit
from Twisted Yarn Shop Portland
Ghazal_cowl_small_best_fit
from Twisted Yarn Shop Portland
Img_8811-1500px-600px_small_best_fit
from Twisted Yarn Shop Portland
Img_7808_small_best_fit
from Twisted Yarn Shop Portland
Gnomes-cover_small_best_fit
from Twisted Yarn Shop Portland
Img_3106_small_best_fit
from Twisted Yarn Shop Portland
Stripedsimplicity-cover_small_best_fit
from Twisted Yarn Shop Portland
Yellow_brick_road_cowl_by_katherine_leek_small_best_fit
from Twisted Yarn Shop Portland
Mingling-cover_small_best_fit
from Twisted Yarn Shop Portland
Img_3078_small
from Twisted Yarn Shop Portland
Loveknot1_small_best_fit
from Twisted Yarn Shop Portland
Img_3098_small_best_fit
from Twisted Yarn Shop Portland
Img_1462-600px_small_best_fit
from a new thread
Img_3143_edited2_small
from Bullseye Knits
Glenn_s_scarf_small_best_fit
from a new thread
3634130956_890af89c79_m
from a new thread
3563860402_2897726248_m