Versatile is a great word and we would definitely use it to sum up Katya Frankel’s design style. You will probably have already seen some of Katya’s work and we have been huge fans for ages. Katya is a freelance knitwear designer known for her inventive, yet classic designs for women and children. She specializes in classic designs, laced with subtle detail and interesting techniques.
She grew up in a crafty environment and was making her own clothes from a young age. This then led to a lifelong passion for beautiful textures and refined fit. It’s the fit that is particularly attractive in Katya’s designs.
Katya is the author of two books, Boys' Knits and Head to Toe: Kids' Knit Accessories which was launched this year to rave reviews. She is regularly featured in knitting magazines around the world including Interweave Knits, Knit.Wear, Knitscene, The Knitter, Knit Now and Knit Today. In her spare time, Katya enjoys spending time with her family and also loves baking.
Katya tells us she is very proud to be part of our first collection: “I am very excited about Yarn Stories launching a locally produced yarn of superb quality for hand knitters especially because I am a strong believer in supporting Britain's knitting heritage.”
Her Ravelry name is bingeknitter