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Kate Atherley: Continental Knitting

This class is currently full. Please click here to send us an email to be added to our Continental Knitting wait list.

Want to knit faster? Are you ready to tackle color work? Knitting continental style – with the yarn in your left hand vs right – is the key to speed, and also helps you enormously with colorwork. It’s also helpful for knitters who are looking to manage and minimize hand strain or are recovering from injury. Kate will also demonstrate a magical technique for working ribbing and seed stitch without moving the yarn.

Skill level All levels

Supplies 4-5mm/US #7 needles (straight or short circular) and two colors of worsted-weight scrap yarn in contrasting colors

Homework None

Author Kate Atherley was taught to knit as a child by her grandmother. She is a mathematician and refugee from the technology industry. She has written several books. The first two are friendly and easy-to-use books of patterns and guidance for knitters looking to expand their skills. Beyond Knit and Purl teaches a wide range of skills and Knit Accessories: Essential and Variations provides all your go-to patterns for winter accessories, and allows you to dip your toe into designing and customizing your own. Pattern Writing for Knit Designers is the industry’s first guide specifically written to help knit designers of all levels create easy-to-follow, high quality knitting patterns. Her latest book is Custom Socks: Knit to Fit Your Feet. Kate is the lead technical editor for Knitty and she says “It’s just about my dream job!”  She teaches regularly at stores around Ontario, Canada as well as Vogue Live, Interweave’s Yarn Fest and Squam Art Workshops. She lives in Toronto with her husband and challenging but mostly adorable rescue hound Dexter.

Any cancellations for the Kate Atherley workshops must be done by the end of the day on Dec. 27 in order to receive a full refund*. After Dec. 27, we will only issue a refund as a credit to your account (less a 20 percent cancellation fee) when we have secured a replacement for your spot from our waiting list. *Please allow 10-14 days for the processing of your refund.


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