Perfect Knits Every Time: Understanding Knitting Patterns (DVD + Streaming)
- Includes both DVD and On-Demand streaming access
- 7 Sessions
- Total Runtime: 2h 53m
NOTE: If you’d like to purchase only the DVD for this class, you may do so through this link. (Please note, any class PDF materials are not on the DVD itself. You must have streaming access to download those materials associated with the class.)
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.
Yarn & Gauge (26:24)
With your pattern in hand, choose the perfect yarn for your pattern with Kate’s guidance. Learn about types and sizes of yarn and how to interpret the yarn information called for in the pattern. Get the right gauge so your garment fits perfectly!
Sizing & Measurements (22:36)
Try your pattern on for size — before you knit! Kate takes the mystery out of choosing the correct size in your pattern. She explains sizing numbers, using schematics and determining ease, then shares tips on taking your measurements for fitting success.
Working From a Pattern: Getting Started (29:06)
Ready to start knitting? Kate helps you prepare your knitting kit, then guides you through reading the pattern’s written instructions, tackling common stitch patterns and staying on track with stitches and rows.
Reading Charts (28:19)
If you’re a more visual learner, charts are a great way to follow a pattern and keep track of your place. Learn the basics of chart-reading with Kate’s guidance and see how they mirror your knitting. Kate also discusses chart and symbol variations.
Ensuring Project Success (17:01)
Success with a pattern can be as simple as pausing to measure, checking for mistakes and keeping track of your rows and stitches. Kate shares tips for using markers in your work, and how to add a lifeline in case you encounter a mistake you can’t fix easily.
More Advanced Patterns (31:33)
Give yourself a challenge and tackle a more advanced pattern; you’ll find it’s not as hard as you thought. Kate lends encouragement and talks you through some of the trickier instructions you might encounter. You’ll be all set up for knitting success!
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.”
Perfect Knits Every Time: Understanding Knitting Patterns - Resources and Information
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