Amy is super passionate about helping knitters make sweaters they love to wear. She balances her knitting technology company with a full-time career in the tech industry, and is the creator of the CustomFit pattern generator and knitting calculators, and is the author of Knit to Flatter, Knit Wear Love, You Can Knit That, and The Ultimate Sweater Book. Amy has been knitting since she was a wee thing, and tech-crazed since she created her first Lego/LOGO robot in 7th grade.
(Little known fact: CustomFit was almost a giant Lego robot that knit the sweaters for you.)
Her sweater designs have been featured in Rowan, Vogue Knitting, Knitscene, Interweave Knits, Twist Collective, and more. She’s been on tv and teaches classes online at Craftsy. She lives in Connecticut with a bunch of boys, cats, and wool.
You might also hear from Kate Atherley, knitting teacher and author extraordinaire, who helps out.
Kate is Knitty.com’s Managing Technical Editor, and a seasoned designer and teacher of all things knitterly. Experts have declared that her latest book, “The Knitter’s Dictionary”, belongs in every knitter’s bag. Her “Beginner’s Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns” is the industry’s first guide specifically written to help knit designers of all levels create easy-to-follow, high quality knitting patterns; her “Custom Socks” and “Knit Mitts!” books have been hugely popular.
She’s known for her attention to detail in her patterns and her classes, and she regularly teaches at stores and events across the world, including Interweave YarnFest and Edinburgh Yarn Festival.
She lives in Toronto with her husband and their challenging but adorable rescue dog, Dexter.
Keep In Touch
I love yarn and sweaters as much as you do! Find me and chat happy sweater face online at any of the social media sites to the right. Or:
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