Theresa Schabes

Theresa’s first published sweater pattern appeared in the Spring 2006 issue of Interweave Knits. Since then her designs have been featured in major knitting magazines and books, including the covers of Interweave Knits, Knitter’s Magazine (twice) and Knit Noro. She recently began self-publishing patterns and blogging under the name Woolly-Wits. Her patterns are available on Ravelry and Craftsy. A comprehensive list of her designs is available under her designer profile on Ravelry. Theresa’s specialties include plaid patterns, modular design, entrelac, and skirts. Her focus is on patterns which flatter the even-less- than-perfect figure.

As a teacher, Theresa has been affiliated with Knitche in Downer’s Grove, Illinois for ten years. She has also led programs at knitting guilds, including the Fox Valley Knitter’s Guild (St. Charles, IL), Old Pueblo Knitter’s Guild (Tucson, AZ) and West Suburban Knitting Guild (Hinsdale, IL). Knitting event teaching gigs include YarnCon 2014 (Chicago, IL) and Stitches Midwest 2010. She also volunteered her time leading an elementary school knitting class for seven years.