Kristen TenDyke

Kristen TenDyke

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About Kristen:
Kristen TenDyke is a knit and crochet designer who lives in Maine. She’s a work-at-home mom who designs classic sweaters with unique construction. She specializes in seamless knitting and always keeps Mother Nature in mind when making yarn choices. Kristen strives to provide you with patterns that are easy to follow, enjoyable and engaging to make!

Her designs have been published by many magazines and yarn companies, including: Interweave Knits, Knitscene, Vogue Knitting, Knit Simple, Knit Now, Creative Knitting, I Like Knitting, I Like Crochet, Cast On Magazine, Rowan, Quince & Co., Knit Picks, O-Wool, Malabrigo, Ancient Arts Fibers, Blue Sky Alpacas and more!

Her books, Finish-Free Knits and No-Sew Knits, are available from Interweave Press. Her self-published Knitting Maine book and e-book are available from Caterpillar Knits.

About Caterpillar Knits:
In 2010 Kristen began a growing collection of designs that are dedicated to supporting the use and production of eco-friendly yarns. Her Caterpillar Knits designs use yarns that are organic, fair trade, low carbon footprint, recycled, animal friendly or vegan yarns that use low impact, natural dyes, or no dye at all. Caterpillar Knits was established to supply pattern support for eco-friendly yarns.

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Kaya Vest
Caterpillar Knits
Centaury Cardigan
Caterpillar Knits
Phowa Hat
Caterpillar Knits
Lascaux Fine 2021 Collection
Cast On, Spring 2021
Young Hearts Yoke
Caterpillar Knits
Phowa Legwarmers
Caterpillar Knits
Gannet Hoodie
Knit Picks Website
Hidden Hearts Fair Isle Sweater
I Like Knitting, February 2021
Samol Pullover
Knit Now, issue 123, December 2020
Hibernating Hat
Caterpillar Knits
Petal Socks
Kristen TenDyke Designs
Arctic Pullover
Interweave Crochet, Winter 2021
Casco Cap
Knit Now, Issue 122, November 2020
Ely Cathedral Pullover
The Crochetist, Vol. II
ZigZag Cardigan
Simply Crochet, Issue 103
WEBS: America's Yarn Store
WEBS: America's Yarn Store
Knitting Fever Inc. Ravelry Store
Spanra Legwarmers
Knotions, October 2020
Palora Pullover
Knit Picks Website
Zeron Pullover
WEBS: America's Yarn Store
Bedrine Pullover
WEBS: America's Yarn Store
Rowan Magazine 68
Rowan Magazine 68
Autumn with SweetGeorgia, Vol. 6
Drip Diamond Shawl
Delicate Details
Mazar Pullover
Cast On, Summer 2020
Hornbill Tee
Interweave Knits, Summer 2020
Sati Cardigan
Caterpillar Knits
Warm Things Mitts
Caterpillar Knits
Warm Things Hat
Caterpillar Knits
Njord Pullover
Caterpillar Knits
Linden Hat
I Like Knitting Website
Tyr Hat
Caterpillar Knits
Tyr Mittens
Caterpillar Knits
Arced Shawl
Knitscene, Spring 2020
Jackson Cap
Caterpillar Knits
Theya Pullover
Knit Picks Website
Sunset Breeze sweater
Kristen TenDyke Designs
Turning Leaves
Fall with SweetGeorgia, Vol. 5
Cassidy Gingham Cowl
I Like Knitting Website
Jayden Pearl Brioche Hat
I Like Knitting Website
Malabrigo Book Sixteen Verano - The Pima Cotton Collection
Berry Picking
Spring with SweetGeorgia, Vol. 4
Pixie Hat
Caterpillar Knits
Honey Box Cardi
Knit Now, Issue 97, December 2018
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