As an internationally recognized hand knitwear designer, Shirley Paden’s designs and articles have appeared in the leading magazines in the hand knitting industry such as Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Interweave Crochet, Knitters, Family Circle, and Knit it as well as in the collections of leading yarn companies. She has taught and lectured on various aspects of hand knitting and crochet locally, nationally and internationally. She also has a popular online class, Handknit Garment Design, featured on the popular Bluprint website (formerly Craftsy.com). Her book, Knitwear Design Workshop, was the best selling knitting book on Amazon.com in 2010 and remains a key industry reference. Shirley has been featured on HGTV and Knitting Daily TV as well as in designer interviews in the leading knitting magazines and in the well-known Designer’s Studio series. The British magazine The Knitter has listed her in their “Who’s Who in North American Knitting.” She is also the owner of Shirley Paden Custom Knits located in New York City, where Shirley designs an exclusive line of custom-knit clothing.