Eileen Casey

Eileen Casey is an award-winning knitter, designer of knitting patterns, and writer who covers knitting and patterns.


  • 20+ years of experience knitting and writing about knitting 
  • Award-winning knitter and knitting instructor


Eileen Casey was a writer for The Spruce Crafts covering the subject of free knitting patterns. Casey is a knitter and designer from Ireland, now living in upstate New York. She finds inspiration for her patterns all around her—in the flowers, buildings, and on the sweaters of passers-by. 

She worked in a yarn store and found her niche there in custom designing patterns for individual clients, as well as teaching knitting techniques to knitters of all levels.

Casey was steeped in the Irish knitting tradition and her first prize-winning design (at the 2004 New York State Fair) was an Aran sweater, purported to belong to the Casey clan.

Since then she has won prizes every year she has entered the New York State Fair, including a blue ribbon and the Joan L Dobson Memorial Award for Excellence in Knitting in 2009.

Eileen is part of the KnitPicks Independent Designer Program, and her designs can be seen at Eileen Casey Creations.


Eileen is a graduate of the Queen's University of Belfast in Northern Ireland, where she earned an honors degree in English Literature and Classics.


Eileen received the Joan L Dobson Memorial Award for Excellence in Knitting in 2009.

Expertise: Knitting
Education: Queen's University of Belfast
Location: New York, New York

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