Kate Oates

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Kate Oates is a knitting pattern designer, author & teacher with over 300 individual designs and several books: grown, knits for boys and knitting clothes kids love. Under her own name, she creates a line of modern and stylish knits for adults. Her other line, Tot Toppers, features whimsically wearable garments and accessories for babies and children. Kate is known for her attention to detail & fit, extensive size ranges and providing a multitude of options within her patterns. You can find her patterns at your local yarn store or online. She also does freelance work for a variety of publications and yarn companies. Kate is also a passionate, organized teacher especially when it comes to to enabling knitters to create garments that fit and flatter.  Her teaching journey began with undergraduates at the University of Florida, but now she regularly teaches at local yarn shops and a variety of events and festivals and very much enjoys that her current students have chosen to be in class!


In her non-knitting life, Kate holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Florida. She lives with her family in South Carolina, which includes husband Ryan and boys Jesse, Charlie, Oliver & Eliot (4 very handsome Tot Toppers models). You might also see the Oates crew at a Clemson football game. Go Tigers!

Email Kate - help@kateoatesdesign.com


Workshops Available By Kate Oates

Workshop Name Category Date Time Fee  
MATH FOR HATS (4 HRS) Knitting 10/20/2024 10:00 am - 2:00 pm 95.00 MORE INFO
NO SEW ZIPPER INSTALLATION Knitting 10/19/2024 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm 85.00 MORE INFO
POCKETS Knitting 10/18/2024 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 85.00 MORE INFO
TAILORING Knitting 10/17/2024 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 135.00 MORE INFO
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Next Fest: October 19-20, 2024