# Math for Knitters

Kate Atherley
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Meet Kate Atherley and discover how math strategies can you make you a better knitter.
Take a look at the imperial and metric measurement systems and learn how to convert from one to the other.
What if you want to use a different yarn from what the pattern calls for? Make sure you make the right substitution in this lesson!
Patterns always talk about gauge, but what is it? Get a better understanding of this key term and why it's so important (and a few instances where it's not).
Pattern instructions for repeats, increases and decreases can trip up any knitter. Let's look closely at a few examples.
Sometimes a pattern doesn't explain how to distribute increases evenly, such as when you need to place buttonholes. Learn how to do so in this lesson.
How do you follow a pattern instruction that says "at the same time, do x"? Learn about that potentially tricky phrase in this lesson.
Sometimes you are provided shaping instructions for one side of a garment and then told to do "reverse shaping." Learn how to do so in this lesson!
With Kate's handy strategies in your toolkit, go forth and knit with confidence!

9 Lessons
1  hrs 11  mins

Love knitting but hate math? Basic math is an integral part of knitting, and in this class from our partners at Interweave, Kate Atherley takes you through every type of calculation you need to know, whether in the yarn store or working a pattern.

#### Kate Atherley

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 &amp; Purl" and "Knit Accessories: Essentials &amp; Variations."

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