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Kate was taught to knit as a child by her grandmother, Hilda Lowe. Hilda was a legendary knitter in her own right and Kate remembers with great fondness all the sweaters she knitted for her. Kate is a mathematician and refugee from the technology industry. She’s written two books: Beyond Knit and Purl, and Knit Accessories: Essential and Variations. She is Knitty's Lead Technical Editor, and also does freelance technical editing. She is a regular contributor to books and magazines, including most recently the Spring 2013 issue of Sockupied.
Kate lives in Toronto with her husband and a challenging but mostly adorable rescue hound, Dexter.