Workshops offered are:
- Fri May 24, 9am -12pm – 1. Custom Mittens,
Students should bring: tape measure, pen and paper, calculator/app; optionally bring a swatch of yarn they wish to use.
- Fri May 24, 1 pm – 4 pm – 2. Introduction to Gloves, homework
- Sat May 25, 9am – 12 pm – 3. Introduction to Design
- Sat May 25, 1 pm – 4 pm – 4. Pattern Writing
- Sun May 26, 9am – 12pm – 5. Introduction to Brioche Knitting students should bring: 16-24 inch circular 4mm/US #6 needle and 2 strongly contrasting colours of scrap worsted weight yarn; 250-300 yards each of two colours of yarn: recommend one variegated, one solid; newer knitters should bring DK or worsted; more experienced knitters can bring fingering or sport.
- Sun May 26, 1 pm – 4 pm – 6. Colourwork students should bring: two contrasting colours of scrap medium-weight yarn and 4-5mm/US #6-8 needles
- Mon May 27, 9 am – 4 pm – 7. spend the day with Kate working on: Fearless finishes, Closures and Steeking,
students should bring: any projects that need finishing, the swatches below, and a blunt-tipped darning needle.homework:
Using 4-5mm/US #6-8 needles and medium-weight yarn in a light colour, make the following squares: two 4 x 4 in squares in stocking stitch, one 4 x 4 in square in garter stitch, one in 4 x 4 in square (k1, p1) ribbing; 2 15-stitch swatches of stockinette stitch – work 4 rows and leave the stitches on holders. Also bring 4-5mm/US #6-8 needles, and some scrap worsted weight yarn, a single button; optionally, bring a 6-inch zipper and sewing needle and thread.
Closure – bring 4-5mm/US #6-8 needles, and some scrap worsted weight yarn, a single button; optionally, bring a 6-inch zipper and sewing needle and thread.
Steeking:materials listed in attached homework file
For more information on these sessions, see here
Half day sessions are $20 for members, $25 for non members, Monday full day is $40 for members, $50 for non members.
You will be notified 1 week after registration opens of payment. We ask that you specify 1st, 2nd, 3rd choice, etc of classes and aim to have as many people as possible attending.
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Location of workshops is the Sandman Inn, 10111 Ellerslie Rd SW, Edmonton, AB T6X 0J3
About Kate Atherley
Kate is the Manging Technical Editor at Knitty.com, a seasoned designer and teacher of all things knitterly. Her most recent book, Knit Mitts! a guide to everything about mittens and gloves sold out its first printing in record time. Her book Beginner’s Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns, is the industry’s first guide specifically written to help knit designers of all levels create easy-to-follow, high quality knitting patterns; her Custom Socks book has been hugely popular.
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, including Interweave YarnFest and Vogue Knitting Live. Her work has appeared in many books and magazines.
Kate lives in Toronto with her husband and their adorable but sometimes challenging rescue dog Dexter.
Read about Kate’s knitting patterns at http://kateatherley.com/