Kate Atherley is a triple threat: technical editor, designer, teacher.
Her biggest high-wire act is her exquisitely precise work known as technical editing. As Knitty.com’s Managing Technical Editor, she makes sure that a pattern actually works—the math, the wording, the stitch counts, the all of it. She’s also the co-publisher of Digits & Threads, an independent, member-supported online magazine about Canadian fiber and textile arts, crafts and industry.
As a seasoned designer, she creates designs with a special attention to detail. Her book Knit Mitts! captures the charm of mittens along with the puzzle of making them fit right. Custom Socks is a next-level guide to making excellent socks. And her technical guide, The Knitter’s Dictionary: Knitting Know-How from A to Z, is a bookshelf essential.
Kate has published Custom Shawls for the Curious and Creative Knitter with co-author Kim McBrien Evans. Custom Fit Hats is the latest in her series on making knits exactly the way you want.
Kate teaches at knitting events across the world. If you have the opportunity to take a class with her, don’t miss the chance to learn from one of the best.
Kate lives in Toronto with her husband and their challenging but adorable rescue dog, Dexter.