Nathan Taylor (aka Sockmatician on Ravelry, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter) is a knitwear designer, knitting teacher, and popular podcaster on YouTube.
Since starting his adult knitting life in 2011, he has had patterns published in the following magazines:Knit Now!;Vogue Knitting;Rib; andThe Knitter, and in the bookVogue Knitting: Shawls and Wraps 2.
The majority of his patterns, however, can be purchased individually on Rav- elry (search Sockmatician’s Sock Shop). His first book, GUYS KNIT, from Haynes Publishing, is available now at Tribe Yarns!
Although his designs encompass a wide variety of techniques, Nathan is most known for his work in developing and designing patterns in Double-Knitting: a technique for creating a reversible, two-sided fabric in two or more colours, where the pattern and colours on one side are inverted on the other, and he has given classes in the subject all over the UK, Europe, America, New Zealand, and Australia, in locations ranging from the smallest local yarn shop, to North America’s largest sheep and wool festival, Rhinebeck.
As well as teaching his flagship beginners’ DK class, Nathan gives classes in many other aspects of knitting, from Cuff-Down Socks for Beginners, Patterning a Sock, Knit Nerdism, One-Pass Brioche, and Strantarsia (a brand new technique he has pioneered himself for adding a localised patch of stranded colourwork to a project worked in the round.)
He is also an accomplished musical theatre actor, having appeared in many shows in the West End, but that’s his other life, and a story for another time.