Kate Atherley

Kate was taught to knit as a child by her grandmother, Hilda Lowe, a legendary knitter in her own right.

A mathematician and refugee from the technology industry, Kate has written four books on knitting including Beyond Knit and Purl, Knit Accessories, Pattern Writing for Knit Designers, and her most recent, Custom Socks: Knit to Fit Your Feet.  In addition to being an avid writer, she is also Knitty.com’s Lead Technical Editor and a regular contributor to books and magazines.

Kate teaches regularly at events in Canada, the US and the UK, and we count ourselves extremely privileged to have her on our roster.  If you come early for your class with her, chances are you’ll get to meet her challenging but mostly adorable rescue hound Dexter, who stops in the store for treats any chance he gets.