Karen Headshot 2014Karen Ratto Whooley is a Washington State-based knitwear designer. Her work has been published in various print and online publications including Interweave Crochet, Crochet Magazine and Inside Crochet.

She is the author of 18 books. Most of them have been published with Leisure Arts or Annie’s.

Karen teaches Knit and Crochet Classes worldwide with an emphasis on technique driven classes. She enjoys teaching at guilds around the country and shows such as the Knit and Crochet Show (the official show of TKGA and CGOA), and Stitches events. And now she is a Craftsy Instructor too!


In her spare time, Karen enjoys hanging out with her husband of 23 years, David and their 2 teen-aged children. Karen loves NFL Football (you can also find her as @12thManKnitting on Twitter), rocking out to her favorite band, Bon Jovi, and enjoying the Pacific Northwest! Karen is also a new Spinner and is enjoying the process of making her own yarn.

Want to find her on Ravelry?  She is KRWKnitwear.