Kate Atherley has a family heritage of knitting. Kate's grandmother, Hilda, passed her love of yarn onto her granddaughter. Kate began knitting at a very young age and has taught herself many techniques over the years. She is particularly passionate about knitting socks.
Kate is a professional technical editor and a seasoned designer and teacher in her own right. Her first book, Beyond Knit & Purl, has been praised as the 21st century "Knitting for Anarchists" book, and her second book, Knit Accessories: Essentials & Variations, was published in late 2012 to great acclaim. Her Basic Ribbed Sock pattern is in the top 10 most popular socks on Ravelry, and her Bigger on the Inside shawl caused a minor sensation when it was released in the spring of 2012.
Kate taught five sold-out classes at Sock Summit 2011, and she regularly teaches at stores and events across North America, including Vogue Knitting Live and Interweave Knitting Lab. Her work has appeared in Creative Knitting magazine, Knitty, Interweave's Sockupied, the U.K. magazine Let's Knit and a wide range of books. See more of her work at www.WisenHeldaKnits.com.
I have long wanted to learn this useful technique and Kate certainly walked carefully through the steps to success. I found her instruction most helpful and easy to follow and she pointed out areas where she felt we might find difficulties. I loved that she showed us a few "shortcuts" and encouraged us not to feel badly about ourselves if we utilized them. I may have a few questions about yarn management when I get the two balls on my needles (my next project) but it seems fairly straightforward; I think the bead trick is brilliant! I haven't used the short-row heel ever so am looking forward to trying my hand at it. Thanks so much, Kate, you've expanded my horizons.
I love the concept and class. The teacher was easy to follow. I wish I could go into the class, now that I have gone through it, and not have to start at the beginning each time. If there is a way to do that, please let me know.
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