Vicki Square is the author of Folk Bags, Folk Hats, and the best-selling The Knitter’s Companion, with more than 200,000 copies sold. She has appeared numerous times on the Do-It-Yourself Network’s hip knitting show, Knitty Gritty, as well as on local television in Denver. Her designs have been both self-published and featured in Spin-Off and Fashion Knitting magazines. She won the 1990 National Knitting Contest sponsored by Fashion Knitting and has shown her pieces in juried art shows in Colorado, Oregon, and Illinois. Vicki has taught knitting for more than 10 years, as well as painting and drawing at Colorado State University. She lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.