Hello, and thanks for visiting!

I’m Kathie and I am, variously, a knitter, a designer, and a library worker. My husband thinks I have way too much yarn. I disagree. I now design under the name Knifty Patterns, but I used to be shake your booties!

I design unusual & thoughtful baby bootie, accessory, and ornament patterns. Sometimes fun, sometimes intricate … sometimes both! I’m inspired by nature, by traditional knitting techniques and styles, and, sometimes, by dares!

My Knifty Patterns are for sale right here or on Ravelry. I have an occasional newsletter – sign up below for new patterns, new tips and tricks, sneak peeks at upcoming designs, exclusive discounts, and more!

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Passionate Pursuits: Even working full-time, these people are seriously devoted to their after-hours projects” Hartford Magazine, July 22, 2019


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