About me

Hello! I'm Cara. I started my career as a features writer for newspapers and magazines, but eventually realized I wanted to expand my work into my lifelong passion for crafting. I have always been inspired by my crafty and thrifty grandmother, Mary Marie Mason, who taught me how important it was to take time out to make something with your hands. 


In my knitting and crochet classes, my goal is to build confidence in beginners by starting with chunky knit projects you can finish in one class. Once you’ve mastered that project, you can move on to smaller and smaller needles and yarn. I love the moments when it clicks for students.

More fun facts: I grew up in Kansas, then lived in Des Moines, Boulder, and the Bay Area before moving to Saint Paul, Minnesota with my husband, Mike. We also share our home/studio with our daughter Harper, son Max, and dog, Reggie. If you’re interested in my non-knitting life, follow my personal Instagram @caracorey If you need to get in touch, feel free to email me.

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I’m working on new designs all the time. You can purchase patterns for oversized knits at my shop, Cara Corey Designs. Find the full schedule of in-person workshops on my classes page

If you're interested in my copy editing and writing work, check out CaraCorey.com