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with Kate Atherley
Online Class

Perfect Knits Every Time: Understanding Knitting Patterns

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Choose the pattern that's right for you and your skill set, every time! Join designer Kate Atherley and get equipped with the skills you need to find, evaluate and follow knitting patterns. During class, you'll discover what to look for in your pattern so you can be sure it's well-written. Then, Kate will teach you symbols, terminology and shortcuts as she takes you step by step through reading a pattern. Once you're comfortable with written patterns, you'll discover how to read and follow knitting charts and how to keep track of your stitches and rows for accurate knitting. Interested in knitting more complex projects? Kate will end class by helping you simplify advanced patterns, so you can challenge yourself and succeed at projects that are sure to make you proud!


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h55m

Included in this Class

1. Finding a Good Pattern

1. Finding a Good Pattern

Meet veteran knitting instructor and pattern designer Kate Atherley and begin learning about the process of choosing a knitting pattern. Kate discusses where to find patterns and the qualities to look for that will indicate the pattern is right for you.

2. Yarn & Gauge

2. Yarn & Gauge

With your pattern in hand, choose the perfect yarn for your pattern with Kate's guidance. Learn about types and sizes of yarn and how to interpret the yarn information called for in the pattern. Get the right gauge so your garment fits perfectly!

3. Sizing & Measurements

3. Sizing & Measurements

Try your pattern on for size -- before you knit! Kate takes the mystery out of choosing the correct size in your pattern. She explains sizing numbers, using schematics and determining ease, then shares tips on taking your measurements for fitting success.