Amy is the editor of Knitty. She's
also the publisher and founder of the magazine. In 2002,
it came to her in a dream while sitting on her living room
couch that she should start an online knitting magazine to
feature the knitting talent she'd been seeing on blogs all
over the world in one tidy, professional-looking website.
The rest is happy history.
She loves ukuleles, rabbits [her babies are 2 mini-rex sisters
named Squeeze and Boeing], scooters and shiny things. She's
allergic to wool and sensitive to all animal fibers, so she's
the non-wool knitter in the Knitty crew. Amy teaches knitting classes all over the place, focusing on learning neat new stuff without tearing your hair out.
She lives in Toronto
and can often be found hanging out, having an iced latte and knitting,
at The Purple Purl. She is frequently obsessed with technology
and gadgets, and quite likes shoes that don't hurt.
Jillian is the editor of Knittyspin,
Knitty's Ad Manager and Catalyst of the whole shebang. This means she is often the brains behind the exciting new ideas we implement at Knitty, like the blog-writing thing and the division of fall into two seasons that better describe what knitters really want. She's also the reason there is a Knitty -- her passion, brain and heart have helped Amy build the magazine and keep it on the grass-roots path we all feel is so important. If you ever meet her, thank her.
Jillian has been a knitter forever, and a spinner almost as long. Spinning is her current passion, and she spends part of almost every day at her wheel. She's on the Editorial Board of PLY Magazine, and is taking her spinning knowledge on the road, teaching classes all over the US.
She likes vintage dresses, Tim Burton, British murder mysteries and listening to her kids sing in the bathtub.
Kate is our Managing Technical Editor, as well as our Editorial Assistant. She is a mathematician, which comes in handy in all aspects of her knitting work. Kate is a highly regarded knitting teacher in Toronto, and offers her professional services through several Toronto-based shops and beyond.
She is an expert on all things deli, and is a regular at Caplansky's. She likes double-pointed needles, kitten heels and strong coffee. Abandoned in downtown Toronto by some misguided soul, Dexter the beagle mix calls Kate mom after being rescued on her front lawn.