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Math for Knitters! A Workshop with Kate Atherley

Math for Knitters! A Workshop with Kate Atherley

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Saturday March 9, 2024 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Workshop is held in the Studio at Purlin' J's Yarn Emporium, 2-675 Arlington Park Place, Kingston, Ontario.

Maximum 26 participants. Participants must wear a face mask.

Math for Knitters: Solving the Knitters’ Number Puzzles

Everything you need to know to figure out all those tricky numbers issues you encounter in your knitting. We’ll focus on how mathematics fits into pattern reading – counting and working and keeping track. We’ll cover how to understand and work challenging instructions like “Decrease every 8 rows 10 times”, and "Increase 12 sts evenly distributed across the row". We’ll talk about calculating yardage in partial balls of yarn, and how to ensure you’re buying enough yarn for a project. We’ll also have a discussion of gauge and what it really means – and how to deal with it if you can’t match.

Suitable for newer knitters, and those who wish to get more comfortable reading patterns - it's all about conquering your fear of the numbers and making you a more powerful knitter!

Skill level: Beginners; suitable for knitters who are confident with the mechanics of knitting, and are starting to work from patterns.

Materials Required:

    • paper and pencil;

    • a tape measure; and

    • a calculator/app

    About the Instructor:

    Kate Atherley is’s Managing Technical Editor, and a seasoned designer and teacher of all things knitterly. She has written eight books, and edited a ninth. She is also the co-publisher of Digits & Threads, an online magazine about Canadian fibre- and textile arts, crafts and industry.

    Her Beginner’s Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns book is the industry’s first and only guide specifically written to help knit designers (and teachers) of all levels create easy-to-follow, high quality knitting patterns. It’s been called a “game-changer” and a “must-have” by designers and magazine editors.

    She’s known for her attention to detail in her patterns and her classes, and she regularly teaches at stores and events across North America and the UK, including Vogue Knitting Live, Unravel and Knit City. Her work has appeared in many books and magazines.

    Kate lives in Toronto with her husband and their rescue dog, Winnie.

    Refund Policy: Please provide 48 hours cancellation notice in order to be eligible for a refund.  


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