Class Offerings

Kate Atherley is an expert teacher, with more than 20 years experience teaching at local yarn shops, guild gatherings, retreats and large-scale events. All classes include high-quality handouts. Technique classes are a lively mix of discussion, demonstration and hands-on practice, with individual attention and guidance provided.

Class Topics Include

Design, Pattern Writing, Technical Editing

Pattern Reading, Mathematics: Yarn Shopping Bootcamp, Pattern Reading, Chart Reading

Garments: Choosing Patterns, Understanding Fit, Altering And Working From Them.

Socks: From your very first sock, to advanced techniques including the War & Peace Method

Mittens and Gloves: From your very first mitten to designing your own.

Finishing Skills: Seaming, blocking, grafting.

Lace: From your very first lace project, to design your own Pi shawl. Fixing Lace Mistakes.

Brioche: Beginner and Intermediate

Colourwork: Stranded, Slipped-stitch, An overview class

Other Skills and Techniques: Cables, Crochet, Continental, Working in the Round, etc.

Specific Projects: Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Baby Surprise Jacket, Elizabeth Zimmerman’s February Baby Sweater, The Lizard Ridge Blanket, The Lanesplitter Skirt


The Fine Print

Fees range from $150/hour for a single class to $800 for a full day. Multi-day rates are negotiable. Travel and accommodations for venues more than 100km from Toronto will be discussed separately. Kate usually books 8-12 months in advance but occasionally short-term windows open up. Deposit of 25% of class fees to be paid at time of booking, with the balance due 5 days prior to first class date.