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 lace knit reminds me of pie lattice! Chest panel is worked horizontally, so achieving a perfect gauge is less critical. Stitches for lace section are picked up and worked down, making length easily adjustable. Top is finished with delicate picot edging and even the straps include sweet detailing. Lace is both charted and fully written. Shown in size 18 months. Pattern recommended for knitters with some lace experience or the patience to learn.
24 sts and 36 rows per 4 inches in St st; 16 sts and 28 rows per 4 inches in Pie Lace Pattern