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.
Kate, this was a wonderful and super easy to understand as well as being fantastically presented. It is a great tool to have because I frequently need a better cast on or bind off, but I forget how to do them so I end up using the standard old stand-by.
Now you have given me easy to look up tools in a well written and displayed class.
Thank you for another wonderful class.
Thank you! It has been slow, but I am finally getting it down pat. I kept going over the lessons (and used a book from his site). As a beginner knitter I highly recommend this class. It is easy to understand and you can go over or repeat lessons. I have enough confidence now to start my projects and looking forward to taking more classes from Annie's.
Been knitting for donkey years but even though I have seen it done on TV I never knew how to do a long tail cast on. Whenever it was demonstrated it was too quick for me to take it in properly. Also, I never realized that you could use different methods for different projects and thought it was just personal preference or whatever your mother taught you. Picked up a few other hints about casting off but it was worth doing the class just to learn the long tail cast on.