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 Annies), Crochet Rocks Socks (2012 KRW Knitwear Studio) I Cant Believe Im Crocheting Socks (2011 Leisure Arts). Her other books include: Learn to Delta Lace Crochet (2011 Annies Attic) Fair Isle to Crochet (2010 Leisure Arts) Shower of Cables (2009 Leisure Arts), Savvy Single Crochet (2008 Annies Attic) and Top Down Sweaters to Crochet (2008 Annies Attic) Karen teaches Knit and Crochet Classes worldwide with an emphasis on technique driven classes. She enjoys teaching at guilds around the country and shows such as the Knit and Crochet Show (the official show of TKGA and CGOA), and Stitches events. In her spare time, Karen enjoys hanging out with her husband of 26 years, David and their teen-aged children. Karen loves NFL Football (you can also find her as @12thManKnitting on Twitter), rocking out to her favorite band, Bon Jovi, and enjoying the Pacific Northwest! Want to find her on Ravelry? She is KRWKnitwear.