About Kate

You might also hear from Kate Atherley, knitting teacher and author extraordinaire, who helps out.

Kate is Knitty.com’s Managing Technical Editor, and a seasoned designer and teacher of all things knitterly. Experts have declared that her latest book, “The Knitter’s Dictionary”, belongs in every knitter’s bag. Her “Beginner’s Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns” is the industry’s first guide specifically written to help knit designers of all levels create easy-to-follow, high quality knitting patterns; her “Custom Socks” and “Knit Mitts!” books have been hugely popular.

She’s known for her attention to detail in her patterns and her classes, and she regularly teaches at stores and events across the world, including Interweave YarnFest and Edinburgh Yarn Festival.

She lives in Toronto with her husband and their challenging but adorable rescue dog, Winnie.

Close-up of knitting author and teacher Kate Atherley