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Welcome to the homepage for Katherine Vaughan Designs.  Here you will find my patterns for sale both for digital download (direct retail) and in print copy wholesale to yarn stores and other brick & mortar shops.  I am also a technical editor and knitting instructor; please see the relevant pages for more information on those services.

I design patterns for knitters that focus on accessories for adults, children, and the home, as well as some garments for adults and children. My designs focus on function over form; texture over color; and comfort over glam.

My mother taught me to knit when I was 10 and we were living overseas.  I think she was desperate for a way to occupy my time, as we'd run out of English-language books appropriate to my age.  My first project was a pink, white, and blue striped stockinette stitch scarf that rolled on itself like crazy.  My second was a cozy for my Swiss army knife... and thus the seeds  of design were sown.  Of course, it took me about 15 more years before I was really comfortable casting on my own projects (thanks, Mom, for starting all those scarves!), but I took up knitting and designing again in earnest in the mid 2000s and have been going like mad since.
 
I'm a member of the PhatFiber community of indie spinners, dyers, farmers, and designers.  I particularly enjoy working with unique yarns (handspun and handdyed); if you are a yarnie looking for a freelance/contract designer, please take a look at my existing patterns and contact me if you'd like to talk about patterns for your line. 
 
You can reach me at KTLV on Ravelry or at ktlv [at] ktlvdesigns [dot] com.  Enjoy!