Liza Laird
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Liza Laird
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Liza Laird and Kate Madden founded Ragline Knits in 2014 with a mission to bring a yogic twist to your knitting practice through local workshops, online classes, and annual retreats. Ragline's Yoga + Knitting Retreats are held in the spring in Marfa, TX and in the autumn in Plymouth, VT. Ragline hosts a virtual class, "Chair Yoga for Knitters", and has written a series of articles on mindful knitting at You can also find Ragline teaching at local yarn shops like Hill Country Weavers in Austin and Stitch House Dorchester in Boston. Ragline Knits knitting patterns have been published at and in print publications like Pom Pom Magazine. When Liza and Kate aren't knitting or practicing yoga, they can be found teaching their kids about gardening and all things wooly! For almost two decades, Liza has been a yoga teacher, Phoenix Rising yoga therapist and CTI life coach, bringing her practice to studios in NYC, Boston and Los Angeles. Kate spends her days as a neuroscience researcher and enjoys designing hand knitting patterns in her down time. Kate and Liza met while living in Boston and developed a deep bond from their shared experience surviving cancer. Liza lives in the Catskills in New York and Kate lives in Austin, Texas.
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