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Sun 1st Mar: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: Working with Handpainted Yarns

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  • Sun 1st Mar 2020: 3pm - 4pm

    Kate is a sought-after knitting teacher, seasoned designer, author and Knitty.com's Managing Technical Editor. We are thrilled to host two wonderful workshops by Kate at Tribe this Spring!

    Kate is author of ‘Custom Socks: Knit to Fit Your Feet’ released by Interweave Press, to great acclaim. It takes a different approach than many sock books, teaching you how to measure your feet and providing numbers for working both toe-up and top down socks for 12 sizes and 9 gauges.

    Description
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    A guide to the variegated, the hand-painted and the self-striping. We all buy them, these gorgeous one-of-a-kind skeins of yarn, but it can be a real struggle to find a pattern that they work well for.

    This session teaches you how to ‘read’ and understand these yarns, and shares tips for finding appropriate patterns for using them. 

    Using loads of visuals during this talk Kate will give you a guide to diagnosing variegated yarns whilst still in their skeins to learn how they might knit up and will provide suggestions for pattern stitches and projects to help make the most of your carefully chosen indie dyed yarns.

    New knitters and seasoned pros will benefit from Kate's presentation with her captivating, witty and entertaining style. 

    Bring: Bring any ‘difficult’ yarns you want help with! A notebook and pen
    Skill level: yarn addict

  • Class Duration:
    1 hour, starting 3pm sharp. Please arrive on time.

    Skill Level: 
    all

    Class Materials:
    Please bring with you a notebook and pen

    Other:
    We are sorry but we cannot offer refunds on classes if you are unable to attend for whatever reason, unless we are able to refill your spot.

    This class will take place upstairs, with access via spiral staircase.
  • About Kate Atherley:


    Kate is Knitty.com’s Managing Technical Editor, and a seasoned designer and teacher of all things knitterly.

    Her latest book, The Knitter’s Dictionary, is an easy-to-use and friendly guide to the language of knitting. A reference book and a guide to pattern reading all in one, it covers topics from Gauge to Yarn Barf. It received a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly.

    ‘Knit Mitts: Your Hand-y Guide to Knitting Mittens and Gloves’, released in fall 2017, brings the same any-size-any-gauge approach as used in Custom Socks to hand coverings of all kinds. The first printing sold out in record time.

    ‘Custom Socks: Knit to Fit Your Feet’ was released summer 2015 by Interweave Press, to great acclaim. It takes a different approach than many sock books, teaching you how to measure your feet and providing numbers for working both toe-up and top down socks for 12 sizes and 9 gauges.

    Her ‘Pattern Writing for Knit Designers’ book is the industry’s first 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, 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..

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