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!
The flower that never wilts! A perfect gifty item or dcor for your desk.
Pot is worked first, bottom up and in the round, then soil and stem are worked seamlessly and finished with flower center. Petals and leaves are knit separately in the round and then seamed.
20 sts and 27 rows per 4 inches in stockinette; if adjusting for another yarn weight, use needles 2 sizes down from what is recommended for your yarn for a thick and sturdy fabric