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've been knitting since I was 14, was taught only 1 cast on and bind off technique, and was not always happy with the results. This class is really fun, the directions are clear, and my results are beautiful! I'm glad I took the time to watch your preview video and purchased this class.
Thanks Kate! I was able to learn a lot. This class goes along well with the Learn to Knit class I started with a few weeks ago. I am relearning how to knit after learning the basic knit and purl back in the 1980's.
I learned the proper way to do some bind offs that I used to stay away from because they seemed too difficult. I'm really into lace shawls right now and the lace bind off will be so helpful to me when blocking. 45 minutes zoomed by very quickly.