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 comfy cardi begs to be worn all weekend, from morning coffee to a walk in the park to an evening fireside. It' s worked top-down seamlessly with raglan style sleeves. Cables steam their way up each front, down the back and accent each wrist. The shawl collar is doubled for stability and extra warmth. Sleeves are worked in a super stretchy ribbing to make the fit accommodating. Gentle waist shaping is highlighted with a flattering cabling at the natural waist. Shown in M.
20 sts and 28 rows per 4 inches in stockinette, 24 sts and 28 rows per 4 inches in 1x2 rib, 12-st back cable panel measures 1.5 inches