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Math for Knitters: Solving the Knitters’ Number Puzzles with Kate Atherley

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Everything you need to know to figure out all those tricky numbers issues you encounter in your knitting.

We’ll focus on how mathematics fits into pattern reading – counting and working and keeping track. We’ll cover how to understand and work challenging instructions like “Decrease every 8 rows 10 times”, and "Increase 12 sts evenly distributed across the row". We’ll talk about calculating yardage in partial balls of yarn, and how to ensure you’re buying enough yarn for a project. We’ll also have a discussion of gauge and what it really means – and how to deal with it if you can’t match.

Suitable for newer knitters, and those who wish to get more comfortable reading patterns - it's all about conquering your fear of the numbers and making you a more powerful knitter!

Date: July 14, 2024. 10am to 12pm *NEW
Location: The Hayloft. 381 Water St., 3rd Floor
Skill level: beginners, suitable for knitters who are confident with the mechanics of knitting, and are starting to work from patterns
Length: 2 hours
Students should bring: paper, pencil, a tape measure and a calculator/app

KATE ATHERLEY is an internationally known knitting author, teacher, and editor. She has written nine books about various aspects of knitting, including a series of four about customizing projects for perfect fit and style. She’s also the co-founder and publisher of Digits & Threads, an independent, member-supported online magazine about Canadian fibre- and textile arts, crafts and industry. The combination of her university degree in mathematics, professional experience in software development and usability, and training in garment and fashion design give her a unique perspective. She lives in Toronto with her husband and their rescue dog Winnie.