My grandmother taught me how to knit while I was growing up. She kept a basketful of yarn, knitting needles, and crochet hooks for my cousins and me to use when we stayed over at her house. I started knitting more seriously in high school and haven't really stopped since! I enjoy making all kinds of projects, from sweaters to felted animals to socks.
The knitted sneakers came about a few years ago, after I saw a knitted pair in a craft magazine. I made significant changes to their model, experimented on a few pairs of Chucks, and developed the techniques that I now use for PrettySneaky. I love the endless possibilities in design...I'm always finding new ideas for patterns.
I love living and working in my home state. PrettySneaky is part of my professional life that also includes teaching art history at a local college. When I'm not knitting, I enjoy playing ice hockey and spending time with friends and family. It all keeps me busy, but I love the mixture!
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Hi! My name is Katie and I'm the knitter behind PrettySneaky. I live in Maine with my husband Sam and our dog Arthur, a German Shorthaired Pointer.
Sam and Arthur
Marketing, Photography, And Moral Support
Sam takes care of my shop photography and also makes sure my designs maintain adequate levels of geekiness. Arthur is our chief snack officer.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Maine residents will be charged 5.5% sales tax.
Please note: international customers are responsible for all customs or duty charges applicable to their purchase.
Refunds and Exchanges
Shoes with custom designs may not be returned.