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Kristen TenDyke


Kristen TenDyke is a knit and crochet designer who lives in Maine. She's a work-at-home mom who spends most of her free time playing with eco-friendly yarns and thinking up seamlessly constructed sweaters. She is the author of Finish-Free Knits (Interweave Press, 2012), Knitting Maine (Caterpillar Knits, 2013) and No-Sew Knits (Interweave Press, 2014). She is the creator of Caterpillar Knits, established in 2010 to supply pattern support for eco-friendly (organic; fair trade; recycled; vegan; low impact, natural or no dyes; low carbon footprint) yarns. See more of Kristen's designs on www.kristentendyke.com and www.caterpillarknits.com. Join Kristen online by following her on Twitter or Ravelry as KristenTenDyke

Links:
Finish-Free Knits: http://kristentendyke.com/collections/books/products/finish-free-knits
Knitting Maine: http://kristentendyke.com/collections/books/products/knitting-maine
No-Sew Knits: http://kristentendyke.com/collections/books/products/no-sew-knits
Kristentendyke.com: http://kristentendyke.com
Caterpillarknits.com: http://www.caterpillarknits.com
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/KristenTenDyke
Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/kristen-tendyke
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KristenTenDykeDesigner

Projects by Kristen TenDyke


Juniper Hooded Scarf

If you’ve never crocheted cables before, this is a perfect first crochet cable pattern. The scarf portion is made straight and long, then the center portion is sewn up to make a hood. If you prefer your scarves sans hood, simply skip this step and you’ll have a nice long accessory to wear all season.

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Olympus Scarf

Mount Olympus in Utah is covered in green forests at its base, giving it a striking appearance. Inspired by this very landscape, the equally-green scarf boasts intertwining cables that provide an intriguing texture.

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Whimsical Striped Hat

The ribbing of a knitted hat always manages to fit perfectly around your head, so why not bring that style element to crochet hats? Alternating colors make up the color scheme, so it’s easy to switch things up based on preference.

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Blissful Bookworm Cardigan

Buttons, three-quarter-length sleeves and a loose fit — this cardigan is just what the bookworm ordered. It’s even easy and fast to make for a newbie, so you can return to curling up in your cozy corner with your Jane Austen novel once it’s done.

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Wrapped Up Ruana

This ruana is worked from the center out to the striped edge. Both sides are worked identically, with a unique set up row worked in the center. Stay wrapped up and cozy as the fall chill sets in!

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Herbal Tea Cardi

With its winsome combination of stripes and buttons, this sweater will warm your heart. Its design ensures that you get just the right fit, as it is worked from the top down and can be tried on as you go.

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Rad in Red Tank

Crochet motifs are a really fun way of creating fabric—especially when they are joined as you go. Changing hook sizes is an easy way to create shaping with smaller motifs at the waist, and larger, looser ones at the hips. Make this top as shown or customize the length into an airy summer dress!

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Olympus Scarf

Mount Olympus in Utah is covered in green forests at its base, giving it a striking appearance. Inspired by this very landscape, the equally-green scarf boasts intertwining cables that provide an intriguing texture.

View Project

Rad in Red Tank

Crochet motifs are a really fun way of creating fabric—especially when they are joined as you go. Changing hook sizes is an easy way to create shaping with smaller motifs at the waist, and larger, looser ones at the hips. Make this top as shown or customize the length into an airy summer dress!

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