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.
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. Her Beginner’s Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns is the knitting world’s first guide to help knit designers of all levels create easy-to-follow, high-quality knitting patterns; her Custom Socks is a next-level guide to making excellent socks.
Kate’s latest guide for knitters is The Knitter’s Dictionary: Knitting Know-How from A to Z.
Kate teaches at stores and events across the world, including Interweave YarnFest and Edinburgh Yarn Festival. 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.