Kate Atherley
Craftsy Instructor

Toronto, Canada

Kate Atherley learned to knit at a young age from her immensely talented grandmother, Hilda. However, her immersion in knitting didn't take full hold until after university, when she found herself with lots of spare time and a yarn shop around the corner. Kate started with knitting socks, then designing socks, and today, she's a knitting teacher, designer, technical editor and author. Her books include Beyond Knit & Purl and Knit Accessories: ... Read Full Bio »

Kate's Craftsy Classes

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Blocking Handknits

After you've finished knitting a project, use blocking techniques to bring out the best in your work! With knitwear designer and author Kate Atherley as your guide, learn how to use blocking wires to make your stitchwork pop, your knitwear fit, your projects feel soft to the touch, and so much more. Kate will teach you about blocking, drying, and caring for a huge range of fibers, as well as how to protect your projects and supplies from moths and pests. Kate will even demystify using blocking wires to create perfectly straight edges, and pinning projects to form the shape and size you desire. Plus, Kate will take you step by step through blocking mittens, hats, lace scarves, lace shawls, one-piece and multi-piece garments for the fabulous finish they deserve.

$34.99 $44.99

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Perfect Knits Every Time: Understanding Knitting Patterns

Choose the pattern that's right for you and your skill set, every time! Join designer Kate Atherley and get equipped with the skills you need to find, evaluate and follow knitting patterns. During class, you'll discover what to look for in your pattern so you can be sure it's well-written. Then, Kate will teach you symbols, terminology and shortcuts as she takes you step by step through reading a pattern. Once you're comfortable with written patterns, you'll discover how to read and follow knitting charts and how to keep track of your stitches and rows for accurate knitting. Interested in knitting more complex projects? Kate will end class by helping you simplify advanced patterns, so you can challenge yourself and succeed at projects that are sure to make you proud!

 

$14.99 $29.99

Kate's Patterns

Sick Day Shawl

$5.00

Hofner Socks

$5.00

Rickenbacker Shawl

$5.00
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Kate's Projects

Neon socks
Master Swatching & Stitch Patterns
Knitting Patterns Demystified
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