Faina Goberstein is a full-time professor of mathematics in Chico, California. A knitwear designer for over 45 years, she has had patterns featured in Interweave Knits, Knit 'n Style, Knitscene, Interweave Crochet, and a variety of books. She also designs patterns for Bijou Basin Ranch, Cascade Yarns, Manos del Uruguay, and Claudia Handpainted Yarns. She lives in Chico, California. Simona Merchant-Dest has over 28 years experience with knitting and crochet. She has worked as a designer and project coordinator for Mission Falls Yarns and has contributed patterns to Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits,Interweave Crochet, Knitter's Magazine, Knit.1, Knit Simple, and Knit 'n Style as well as numerous books.