Kathleen Lawton-Trask

Kathleen Lawton-Trask

I’ve been knitting since I was a teenager, at first off and on, and then with an obsessive fervor to which I’m sure the rest of you can relate. I have taught knitting to lots of different kinds of people, both casually and at fibre space in Alexandria, Virginia.

My husband and I lived in Oxford, England, for five years (and had two kids) while I was a doctoral student (my dissertation is about 18th century women’s poetry, particularly mock-heroic poems about domestic work). My only regret about the topic is that there aren’t more poems about knitting. Now, we live in Los Angeles, which is a bit of a shift.

My books Silver Screen Knits, Volumes One and Two celebrate the films and stars of classic Hollywood: Lauren Bacall, Audrey and Katharine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, Gene Kelly, and many more.

A host of amazing designers have contributed to the books: Ann Weaver, Susanna IC, Tanis Gray, Veera Välimäki, Danielle Romanetti, Karida Collins, Becky Wolf, and little old me.

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When my stash gets too big, I give it away on my blog. Seriously! I do! Go check.

original designs  

Robert Redford Tennis Sweater
Silver Screen Knits: Volume Two
Brigitte Bardot Flirty Spring Skirt
Silver Screen Knits: Volume Two
Diane Keaton Cabled Turtleneck
Silver Screen Knits Extras
Elizabeth Taylor Lace-Edged Dress
Silver Screen Knits: Volume One
Humphrey Bogart Ribbed Pullover
Silver Screen Knits: Volume One
Lana Turner Beaded V-Neck Top
Silver Screen Knits: Volume One
Marilyn Monroe Cable Sweater
Silver Screen Knits: Volume One
Weaving Way Socks
Pints & Purls: Portable Projects for the Social Knitter
Fox in Socks
Pints & Purls: Portable Projects for the Social Knitter

designs from Kathleen Lawton-Trask and Becky Wolf

Joan Crawford Trumpet Skirt
Silver Screen Knits: Volume One