Stephen West’s shawl designs and innovative use of color have helped him become an internationally recognized and respected designer.
Stephen was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma; moved to Chicago, Illinois for University, and later moved to Amsterdam, Netherlands, to study choreography. Stephen's designs have now been knitted by thousands of knitters all around the world. He now lives in Amsterdam where he co-owns Stephen & Penelope, a yarn boutique in the city center.
In 2019 Stephen and his business partner Malia Mae Joseph realized a long-held dream by launching their first yarn brand, West Wool.