Kitty Buch

Kitty Buch

Born and raised in Sarasota, FL, I’ve tried to incorporate local history into my creative process. I’m a graduate of Ringling College of Art + Design and a registered Interior Designer. I worked in Commercial Design for 10 years, but I’m actively repurposing my art degree through knitwear design and hand-dyed yarns. There are parallels between my former career and my current one. Just like with ID, I enjoy sketching designs and then bringing them to life. My inspiration for designs comes from various sources, sometimes a specific yarn. I enjoy swatching and letting the yarn tell me what it wants to be and what it wants to do.
All of my yarn bases are named after keys, bays and beaches in SW Florida and The Florida Keys. My patterns are named after pioneering and founding families in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, as well as (more recent) individuals who have made a significant impact to those areas.
The “Bea” in the name of my brand, KittyBea Knitting, is for my daughter, Beatrice.

original designs

Eddye Tee
KittyBea Knitting
Abbe Kids Pullover
Kitty Bea Knitting
Abbe Pullover
KittyBea Knitting
Viola Vest Tank
Kitty Bea Knitting
Reid Pullover
Kitty Bea Knitting
Phillips Shawl Wrap
Kitty Bea Knitting
Rose Scarf
KittyBea Knitting
Wilson Ruana
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Floyd Cardigan & Coat
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Reidette Girls Cardigan
KittyBea Knitting
Reid Cardigan
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Katherine Capelet Cowl
KittyBea Knitting
Daisetta Slouchy Hat
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Booker Pullover
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Webb Pullover
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McClellan Pullover
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Higel Cowl
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Palmer Tee
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Colson Pullover
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Bertha Cowl & Hat
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Mable Pullover
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Gillespie Pullover
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Ringling Pullover
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Ida Lace Cowl
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Stickney Tee
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Ocean Silk Tank
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Wyatt Linen Tunic
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Roberts Pullover
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Sawyer Pullover
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Owen Herringbone Cowl
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Whitaker Linen Tank
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Wyatt Tee
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