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Math for Knitters

by F&W Media
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Confidently navigate your knitting with expert advice on pattern measurements, shaping calculations, yarn substitutions and more.

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What You Get

  • 9 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a printable metric conversion guide
  • Detailed instruction, explanation and demonstration
  • Answers from fellow classmates in our virtual classroom

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Love knitting but hate math? Basic math is an integral part of knitting, and Kate Atherley takes you through every type of calculation you need to know, whether in the yarn store or working a pattern.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Welcome
Meet Kate Atherley and discover how math strategies can you make you a better knitter.
2. Measuring Systems
3. Substituting Yarns
4. Why Gauge Matters
5. Repeats, Increases, & Decreases
6. Distributing Shaping & Working Buttonholes
7. Tricky Math: "At the Same Time"
8. Tricky Math: Reverse Shaping
9. Conclusion

Taught by

Kate Atherley
Kate Atherley
Kate Atherley learned to knit at a young age from her immensely talented grandmother, Hilda. However, her immersion in knitting didn't take full hold until after university, when she found herself with lots of spare time and a yarn shop around the corner. Kate started with knitting socks, then designing socks, and today, she's a knitting teacher, designer, technical editor and author. Her books include "Beyond Knit & Purl" and "Knit Accessories: Essentials & Variations."

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