kate oates and her four precious boysKate Oates is a knitting pattern designer and the author of several books: Grown, Knits for Boys and Knitting Clothes Kids Love. She has two design lines. Tot Toppers features whimsically wearable garments and accessories for babies and children. Kate also has her own line of modern and stylish knits for adults. Kate also strives to add specifically to the growing body of knits for boys as she has four of her own! You can find her patterns at your local yarn store or online. She also does freelance work for a variety of publications.

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, boys Jesse, Charlie, Oliver & Eliot (4 very handsome Tot Toppers models)  and beloved dogs Cooper and Lou. You might also see the Oates clan at a Clemson football game. Go Tigers!