Instructor Bios

Cathy Brisco

Growing up, much to my parents’ dismay, I was one of those children who took everything apart to see how it works. That fascination has never left me; I now apply that curiosity to knitting. I am always looking for better more efficient ways to work stitches. I am known for spending several hours, or even days, playing with such things as options for working a selvage edge or experimented with paired increases and decreases with some unbelievably interesting results. My family has grown tired of any knitting talk so I teach classes in order to share what I discover with fellow knitters, who can appreciate my enthusiasm for knitting. 

After earning a Bachelors Degree in Art Education, I began supporting my fiber obsession by teaching knitting and crochet at yarn shops, retreats and workshops, such as Knitter’s Day Out and Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Festival. In addition I am a designer of both knit and crochet patterns. Through my fascination for living history I also research and knit period correct garments for living history interpreters.