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!
This refined sweater design captures the beloved stitch and cable components of the Master Charles Cabled Ear Flap Hat. It's worked in the round from the bottom up with set-in sleeves. Stitch pattern is surprisingly simple and you'll delight in watching your progress. Just try not to slow down too much from all the project petting. Sweater modeled in size 18 months and finished with handmade suede elbow patches that are available for purchase, or that you can make yourself after watching Kate's video tutorial!
20 sts and 27 rows per 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles, 28 sts per 4 inches in basketweave cabling