Kate Oates is the designer for Tot Toppers & When I Grow Up. She enjoys designing hats and garments for babies and children in particular, these projects often reflect a whimsical spirit. Kate's When ...
Kate Oates is the designer for Tot Toppers & When I Grow Up. She enjoys designing hats and garments for babies and children in particular, these projects often reflect a whimsical spirit. Kate's When I Grow Up line is for those of us who are not tots, featuring a modern classic style. Kate also strives to add specifically to the growing body of knits for boys as she has three of her own! You can find her patterns at your local yarn store or online. She also does freelance work for a variety of publications.
In her non-knitting life, Kate has just finished up a PhD in Political Science from the University of Florida. She lives with her family in South Carolina, which includes husband Ryan, Jesse, Charlie & Oliver (3 very handsome Tot Topper's models) and beloved dogs Cooper and Lou. You might also see the Oates' clan at a Clemson football game. Go Tigers!
Living in a warmer climate encourages a knitter to be creative in choice of projects. I wanted this piece to be a bit of a paradox: simultaneously cozy and breathable. This lace repeat worked at a loose gauge in an alpaca yarn achieves just that. Use a cotton or bamboo blend at the same gauge for a lighter garment. The sweater is worked top-down in the round, all in one piece. The lace pattern is both written and charted. Shown in size S.
Disclaimer: Designer not responsible for indecent exposure citations received should you choose to wear this without the proper undergarments.
14 sts and 16 rows per 4 inches in Lacy Lattice on larger needles