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The First One Doesn’t Have to Be Awful: How To Ensure Your First Sweater, Your First Socks And Your First Lace Projects Are Easy, Fun And Beautiful

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This one hour Seminar with Kate Atherley is an honest discussion about the challenges facing newer knitters and those looking to expand their skills. Kate talks about the classic pitfalls of the “first” project, whether it’s a sweater pattern that turns out to be a giant blanket of boring stockinette stitch that takes forever to knit, and results in an error-riddled ill-fitting sack, or the first sock with ridiculously tiny yarn and tiny needles…

Kate proposes a better way to learn a new technique and tackle a challenge, showing how knitters can ensure that any “first” project –sweater, socks, cables, lace - is something to be proud of. She provide tips for success - from guidance on choosing a good pattern to the knitting and finishing process.

Date: May 25, 4pm-5pm
Location: The Hayloft, 381 Water St., 3rd Fl. Peterborough
Skill Level: all levels (perfect for those who have taken absolute beginner knitter, or Beginner Knitting Refresher.

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.