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Kate is Knitty.com’s Managing Technical Editor, and a seasoned designer and teacher of all things knitterly.  Her latest book, ‘Knit Mitts: Your Hand-y Guide to Knitting Mittens and Gloves’ was released in fall 2017, and the first printing sold out in record time.

‘Custom Socks: Knit to Fit Your Feet’ was released summer 2015 by Interweave Press, to great acclaim. It takes a different approach than many sock books, teaching you how to measure your feet and providing numbers for working both toe-up and top down socks for 12 sizes and 9 gauges.

Her ‘Pattern Writing for Knit Designers’ book is the industry’s first guide specifically written to help knit designers (and teachers) of all levels create easy-to-follow, high quality knitting patterns. It’s been called a “game-changer” and a “must-have” by designers and magazine editors.

She’s known for her attention to detail in her patterns and her classes, and she regularly teaches at stores and events across North America, including Interweave YarnFest and Vogue Knitting Live. Her work has appeared in many books and magazines.

Kate lives in Toronto with her husband and their adorable but sometimes challenging rescue dog Dexter.