Stephanie Anne Pearl-McPhee (a.k.a. "The Yarn Harlot") (born June 14, 1968) is a writer, knitter, IBCLC or International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and doula living in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Pearl-McPhee's grandmother, a professional knitter, taught her to knit when she was four years old. She and her husband, Joseph "Joe" Dunphy, have three daughters, Amanda (born May 30, 1989), Megan (born August 15, 1991), and Samantha (born February 17, 1994). Stephanie and Joe were married on September 30, 2006.
Pearl-McPhee has contributed articles and patterns to knitting magazines such as Cast On, Interweave Knits, Knitty, Stranded, and Spin-Off. She also contributed a chapter to the book Knitlit Too. In addition, she has written eight books on knitting.
One of Pearl-McPhee's best known works is her blog, which also carries the moniker "The Yarn Harlot". In 2004, she founded Tricoteuses sans Frontières (Knitters without Borders), a group dedicated to raising money for the non-profit Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders). As of the 6th anniversary of Pearl-McPhee's blog (January 2010), they have contributed over $1,000,000 CAD to MSF/DWB...
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