Simone Kereit, also known under her design name OwlCat Designs was born and raised in Switzerland, where she learned to knit around age five. She brings her enthusiasm for the creativity of yarn and love for teaching to all her workshops. Her passion for fine arts and ability to speak several languages have helped her understand and relate to students of varying levels of expertise and have shaped her ability to create patterns that are both creative and classic designs. Simone’s design aesthetic is inspired by her love for nature and being outdoors. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, their cats, and lots of yarn.