Yoko Hatta is the designer behind the Japanese knitting studio Kazekobo. A prolific artist whose work spans over thirty years, she has written numerous knitwear books and stitch dictionaries, and contributed to many magazines and compilations in both Japan and the US. She is a contributor to Brooklyn Tweed and Vogue Knitting, and over a thousand of her designs can be seen on Ravelry.com. Her work is known for adding contemporary flair to classic garments. She is the author of Japanese Knitting Stitches from Tokyo’s Kazekobo Studio.
Cassandra Harada is a fiber artist living in Tokyo, and spends most of her time knitting, and spinning for herself and good friends. Originally from the US, she has lived in Japan for fifteen years and thoroughly enjoys studying the language and culture of her adopted home. She teaches knitting and spinning in Japan and America and occasionally publishes her own design work.