Elinor maintains a shadow career as a knitting pattern designer while attending medical school at The Ohio State University. An obligate knitter, her white coat invariably contains a half-knitted sleeve poking out of one of its pockets. Known for intricate stranded motifs and cabled textures, she loves reviving traditional stitch patterns and applying them to modern shapes.
Elinor's independently published designs can be found online on Ravelry.com and on her website ExerciseBeforeKnitting.com. Her work has been published by Blue Sky Alpacas, Interweave Knits, Knitscene, PopKnits, Twist Collective, Vogue Knitting, and Yarn Forward, and has also appeared in the books Knitting Scarves from Around the World and Vogue Knitting Hats & Mittens. Elinor lives in Ohio with her husband, daughter, and son.
Amy has been knitting since she was a small child. As a designer, her greatest aspiration is to provide knitters the ability to create wardrobe favorites. The author of the popular "Fit to Flatter" tutorial series, Amy teaches workshops all over the country on selecting and tailoring patterns for every shape and size.
Amy's independently published designs may be found online at Ravelry.com and on her website AmyHerzogDesigns.com. Her work has been published in Knitscene, Knitty, and Twist Collective, as well as in the book Knitting it Old School. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two sons.
Kirsten has been knitting, sewing, and crafting for as long as she can remember. For many years, she worked as both an apparel and a textile designer in ready-to-wear fashion. During that time, she gained expertise in garment construction and surface design. With this solid foundation, designing knitwear allows Kirsten to showcase her obsession with color and texture, and gives her work a distinctive look.
Kirsten's independently published designs can be found online at Ravelry.com and on her website ThroughTheLoops.Typepad.com. Her work has been published in Knitscene, Knit Simple, Knitty, Petite Purls, Sockupied, and St. Denis, as well as in the books Craft Activism, Brave New Knits, The Joy of Socks, Knit Local, Knitting it Old School, My Grandmother's Knitting, and Weekend Hats. Kirsten lives in New Jersey with her husband, son, and twin daughters.