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Kate Oates
Kate Oates is the designer for Tot Toppers and the author of Knits for Boys and Knitting Clothes Kids Love. She enjoys designing hats and garments for babies and children that reflect a whimsical spirit. Kate'™s When I Grow Up line features a modern classics style for those of us who are not tots.

In her non-knitting life, Kate holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Florida. She lives with her husband and 4 sons in South Carolina.

For more about Kate, go to tottoppers.com.

STITCHES Midwest 2015 Classes
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Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
5159 Easy Grow-With-Me: Knitting for Babies & Kids Hand knits for children are quickly outgrown. This class reviews the basics on how children's bodies grow and offers the best ways to get more wear out of each garment. It provides a description of growth patterns, guides knitters through the little math necessary to make adjustments in patterns and also gives an overview of schematic interpretation. Included are several math worksheets for adjusting stitches or rows in particular sections of a sweater. We finish up by practicing some grow-with-me tips and tricks for knitting long-fitting sweaters. 

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