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Kate Atherley

Kate is Knitty.com’s Managing Technical Editor, and a seasoned designer and teacher of all things knitterly. 

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. Her work has appeared in many books and magazines.

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Gudrun Johnston

Gudrun Johnston spent her early years in Shetland and mainland Scotland. Now living in the U.S, she has made a niche for herself in the knitwear design industry. 

She has had designs published in Knitty.com, Twist Collective.com, Brooklyn Tweed.com, Knit On The Net.com, and with Interweave Press publications.

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Felicia Lo

Felicia is a designer and entrepreneur, born and raised in Vancouver, Canada.

In 2017, she published her first book “Dyeing to Spin & Knit” with Interweave Press and currently, she is developing the School of SweetGeorgia to offer online fibre arts education to colour-obsessed crafters.

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Joji Locatelli

Joji Locatelli enjoys living her life in sunny Buenos Aires, Argentina, while dreaming of visiting the rest of the world armed with knitting needles and yarn. (She believes life is much sweeter when served with coffee and chocolate.) Joji self-publishes her designs on Ravelry, and likes to write Interpretations books with her friend Veera Välimäki.

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Kim McBrien Evans

Kim McBrien Evans knit her way to a BFA in classical music. After many years wrangling professional divas, artists and an arts council or two, she fled the art/rat race and conjured up the circus that is Indigodragonfly. Now she designs contemporary knitwear with unique details, and produces hand dyed yarn in the middle of the Canadian woods.  

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Andrea Mowry

After leaving her life as a pastry chef to start a family with her husband, Andrea's hands began creating with fiber instead of flour. She focuses on designing knits to fit the modern wardrobe – fun to knit and easy to wear. Andrea's goal is to leave knitters feeling empowered, inspired, and wrapped up in their own beautiful knits! 

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Mary Jane Mucklestone

Mary Jane Mucklestone is a hand knitting designer and is the author of four knitting books.

She loves to teach, and hopes students will learn something new while having fun at the same time. She aims to give students the courage to try something new.

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Stephanie Pearl McPhee

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee is a writer, mother, blogger, knitting humorist, philosopher and the author of seven funny books about knitting (and other stuff). 

Stephanie lives in Toronto, Canada. She keeps the award winning blog yarnharlot.ca in her inestimable spare time.

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Jessica Silvey

Jessica's love for weaving and fibre arts, coupled with a background in museum curating inspired her concept for Red Cedar Woman Weaving Studio (an art, craft and lifestyle studio) where she facilitates immersive weaving workshops in Coast Salish basketry, Salish weaving on the floor loom and harvesting traditional use plants for dyes and medicines.

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Veera Välimäki

Veera Välimäki lives and designs in a very small village in Southern Finland. Her designs focus on simple and clean lines with small fresh details. 

The majority of Veera’s work is self-published, with two books published in Finland. Together with Joji Locatelli she has created the Interpretations book series, now in it's 5th edition. Veera’s work has also been featured in magazines and books in Finland, Europe and in the US.