KarenDawn Designs Offers

Knitting Tutorials

Video tutorials for various knitting tips and techniques from cast on and bind off to everything in between

Knitting Patterns

Knitting patterns for accessories using 1-2 skeins of yarn

Round Table Yarns

Hand-dyed yarn in tonal and semi-solids colors as well as self-striping sock yarn
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What Knitters Are Saying

This was a very good tutorial. I know that I don’t use Raverly.com to its fullest. I would really like to see more videos on how to use ravelry. Love your videos. They are very clear and precise. Thanks!


about Using Ravelry Yarn Database to Find Pattern Suggestions

It makes so much sense explained this way. Thank you so much!

Cherry Purls Podcast

about How to Read Cable Symbols on a Chart tutorial

Thank you so much for this video! I didn’t know how to add a project to Ravelry and quite frankly avoided checking it out on my own. Your video took away all my fear!!

Karen Benjamin

about How to Add a Project to Your Project Page on Ravelry

Thank you. Looks very tidy and secure.

Linda Mumford

about One Row Buttonhole tutorial

Thank you!!! Your photos as well as verbal instruction were easy to follow!!!


about Quilted Lattice tutorial

Once again, I must add my thanks for your informative videos. Your additional tips re the basic explanation are great!  I especially like the “lifeline through the needle hole” tip, since I do use that type of needle — easier than the tapestry needle method.

Alice Shaw

about Using a Lifeline

Knitting Patterns

Who Is KarenDawn Designs?

Karen D. Robinson

Karen D. Robinson

Karen started knitting in graduate school where she earned a PhD in medieval literature. Although no longer in academia, she uses her love and knowledge of those medieval stories as the inspiration for her patterns, and each pattern includes a summary of the story behind the name.