Known for her original and unique construction techniques and her pairing of luxury fiber with elegant design, Catherine has developed an approach to hand-knitting that rethinks its traditional technical and design vocabularies and translates distinctive elements of haute couture dressmaking into refined techniques for the hand-knitter. Her designs have appeared in Vogue Knitting Magazine and in Interweave Knits; her articles on couture knitting technique have been featured in Vogue Knitting Magazine; and she has been profiled in Interweave Knits, Knitting Lessons by Lela Nargi and in KnitKnit: Profiles and Projects from Knitting’s New Wave by Sabrina Gschwandtner. In the autumn of 2003, she co-hosted the Vogue Knitting Tour of Italy.
Catherine’s renowned skill as a workshop instructor and pattern writer derives from her extensive academic background. After obtaining her PH.D. from Yale, she spent over fifteen years teaching at the university level.
9/07: Sabrina Gschwandtner, KnitKnit: Profiles and Projects from Knitting’s New Wave, Stewart Tabori & Chang, 2007.
profile and design
4/2006: Feral Knitter
4/11 & 4/13/2006: Ideaphoria
3/14/06: Words, Wits n’ Wool
6/8/05: Knitting & Howe
11/6/04–2/12/05: If nona knits then you can too
Spring/Summer 2004: Vogue Knitting Magazine, “Viva Italia” by Joy Fox
review of Vogue Knitting Tour of Italy co-hosted by Catherine Lowe
Spring, 2004: knitty.com
“The Knitter’s geek code, v1.1″ by Kate Pickering
2003: Lela Nargi, Knitting Lessons, Tarcher/Putnam, 2003.
Winter 01/02: Interweave Knits
profile by Annie Modesitt
About The Couture Knitting Workshop
Founded to promote the techniques of couture knitting, The Couture Knitting Workshop is the principal sponsor of Catherine’s workshops and knitting retreats as well as the sole source for her design kits, patterns, and the complete line of Catherine Lowe Couture Yarns and Notions.