Shannon Okey's Profile
Knitgrrl Studio is the fiber workshop/online shop of designer and author Shannon Okey, who has written more than a dozen major-publisher knitting and crafts books. She then opened her own publishing company, Cooperative Press, home of The Knitgrrl Guide to Professional Knitwear Design (a business-oriented book for fiber arts and other creative professionals) as well as almost 60 other titles at last count.
She began selling online in 2003 as the proprietor of anezka handmade, among the first multi-artisan shopping sites (think proto-Etsy!), and opened her first brick and mortar store in 2007.
Okey previously edited UK-based monthly knitting magazine Yarn Forward, has written a column for knit.1 magazine, and contributed to many other magazines, including Spin Off, Knitscene, Yarn Market News, CRAFT, Adorn, Sew Hip, and Knitting Today!…
- Born on January 6
- Joined January 14, 2009