Karen Whooley
Craftsy Instructor

Everett, WA

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Karen Ratto Whooley is a Washington State-based knitwear designer. Her work has been published in various print and online publications including Interweave Crochet, Crochet Magazine and Inside Crochet. She is the author of 8 books: Learn to Fair Isle Crochet (2012 – Annie’s), Crochet Rocks Socks (2012 – KRW Knitwear Studio) I Can’t Believe I’m Crocheting Socks (2011 – Leisure Arts). Her other books include: Learn to Delta Lace Crochet ... Read Full Bio »

Karen's Craftsy Classes

Fair Isle Crochet: Demystifying Colorwork

Crochet Fair Isle patterns that look just as smooth and sharp as knitting! Join expert instructor and published author Karen Whooley as she demystifies Fair Isle charts and provides tips for creating your own colorful patterns. Learn how to cleanly change colors and carry your yarn with floats on the back as you crochet the cozy Poet’s Shawl. Work over your second color to avoid floats that snag and banish bulk by carefully encasing your ends as you crochet the beautiful and functional Tapestry Trivet. Finally, conquer the Fair Isle hat by seamlessly adding rounds — and colors — without noticeable jogs interrupting the graphic motif. After this class, you’ll have the skills you need to confidently create complex-looking color patterns that are continuous and utterly beautiful.

$19.99 $29.99

What's New

announcement I am excited to announce the release of 2 brand new books! Crochet Scarves and Cowls (http://www.leisurearts.com/products/scarves-cowls-ebook.html) and Knit Scarves and Cowls (http://www.leisurearts.com/products/scarves-cowls-knit-ebook.html) Both are currently just in eBook format but print books will be available next month! (August 2014)
announcement Aug 26, 2014
- Sep 14, 2014
I am currently looking for Crocheters and Knitters who are looking to do Contract Stitch work from me, including Fair Isle! For more information visit my website: http://karenwhooley.com/become-a-stitcher-for-us/. The auditions will start on September 15, 2014.

Karen's Patterns

Grandma Bessie's Socks

$6.00

Ribbed Knooked Gauntlets

$6.00

Stardust

$6.00
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Karen's Projects

Reflective Hat
Aithne
Holly Shell
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