WhoAmIKaren Headshot 2014With the reputation of having clean, simple patterns that are easy to read, I’ve become a sought after pattern designer who has had the privilege to work with both online and print -based magazines, yarn companies, and publishers both large and small.


I am the author of 18 books, I teach Knit and Crochet Classes worldwide with an emphasis on technique driven classes. I enjoy teaching at shops and guilds around the country and shows such as the Knit and Crochet Show (the official show of TKGA and CGOA), and Stitches events. I’m even a Craftsy Instructor!

In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with my husband of 24 years, David and my teen-aged children. I L.O.V.E. NFL Football, rocking out to my favorite band, Bon Jovi, and enjoy living and working in the Pacific Northwest! I’m also a new Spinner and am enjoying the process of making my own yarn.