Connie Chang Chinchio holds a PhD in physics, works 9-5 in finance, and also designs wildly popular knitwear. Many of her patterns have appeared in Interweave Knits and Knitscene; she has also designed for Classic Elite, Reynolds, Twist Collective, Knit.1, and Knitter's. She lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Connie Chang Chinchio's designs always stand out in any magazine. The are the designs that allow you eye and mind to take a beat of rest. They are usually swaths of stockinette punctuated by texture for visual interest and shaping. They are the sweaters that I think would look flattering on a variety of shapes and size and would be interesting to knit but not taxing. This is a whole book of that kind of knitting goodness. 11 of the 19 designs in this book are garments which is becoming a rarity in the latest accessory heavy knitting books. The styles are everyday wearable and subtly shaped for excellent fit. They are knit using mostly DK or light worsted yarns giving wonderful drape and a lightness and flow to the details and sweaters. Standouts for me are the Professoressa Cardigan, Anna Maria Cardigan and the Abero Cowl Jacket.-Knitty.com One of the true marks of a talented designer is the ability to make something both simple and beautiful - and that's what Connie does here. By adding clever textural details to simple items with clean lines, in unfussy yarns, she's created one of the most wearable knitted collections we've ever seen. In keeping with the designs, the photography and patterns are as clear and simple as they come, resulting in patterns that are a cinch to follow.-Knit Now