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This is the forever home of Cat Bordhi’s knitting patterns, books, musings, and adventures.

We hope to capture what Cat meant to you as well.

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Deb’s Crown

Cat designed this hat for her dear friend, Deb. Many of you know her as the talented caterer at Cat’s retreats. Deb brought me the hats and claims it is easily her favorite and she wears it all Fall and Winter. Of course, Cat made three different variations, but the first one has a fun little story and I reached out to her knitters to see if we could capture it and thanks to Maureen Carter, now we know!

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Women wearing rich brown capelet in garden

Zen Garden Capelet

The Zen Garden Capelet is the first Community Pattern to emerge from Cat’s legacy, pieced together from material developed by Cat herself, and only discovered since Cat’s passing. This beautiful group effort was knit together by Cat’s glorious community all over the world.

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Cat Bordhi’s Legacy

Cat Bordhi’s Legacy From Sivia Harding: There is a problem with textile legacies–that being, we have no reasonable way to preserve, and be able to

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