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Online Class

Perfect Knits Every Time: Understanding Knitting Patterns

$14.99$29.99

Select the perfect pattern and follow it with confidence! Learn how to read knitting patterns for cleaner, more accurate projects.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Kate Atherley
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Finding a Good Pattern
19:07
Meet veteran knitting instructor and pattern designer Kate Atherley and begin learning about the process of choosing a knitting pattern. Kate discusses where to find patterns and the qualities to look for that will indicate the pattern is right for you.
2. Yarn & Gauge
26:32
3. Sizing & Measurements
22:36
4. Working From a Pattern: Getting Started
29:14
5. Reading Charts
28:28
6. Ensuring Project Success
17:24
7. More Advanced Patterns
31:38

Taught by

Kate Atherley
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 & Purl and Knit Accessories: Essentials & Variations.

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