Shannon Okey

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About the Author

Shannon Okey is the spokesperson for South West Trading Company’s “Go Green” campaign and the author or co-author of more than ten books. She has appeared on HGTV’s Crafters Coast to Coast, the DIY Network’s Uncommon Threads and Knitty Gritty, and several other shows. She writes a column for knit.1 magazine, is a frequent contributor to CRAFT and Yarn Market News, and teaches craft classes all over the country. She co-owns a studio workshop/store called Stitch Cleveland ( and created Stitch Cooperative, a designer-owned pattern distribution network. Shannon lives in Cleveland, Ohio, with her boyfriend, Tamas Jakab, and three furry beasts. Connect with Shannon online at

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