Math for Knitters: Solving Knitting Pattern Number Puzzles
Sunday, May 16, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Session Type:
2-Hour Class
Skill Level:
Advanced Beginner
Kate Atherley
Knitting, Projects & Patterns, Tips & Techniques
Class Details:

Everything you need to know to figure out all those tricky numbers issues you encounter in your knitting. We’ll focus on how mathematics fits into pattern reading—counting and working and keeping track. We’ll cover how to understand and work challenging instructions like “Decrease every 8 rows 10 times,” and “Increase 12 sts evenly distributed across the row.” We’ll talk about calculating yardage in partial balls of yarn, and how to ensure you’re buying enough yarn for a project. We’ll also have a discussion of gauge and what it really means—and how to deal with it if you can’t match. Suitable for newer knitters, and those who wish to get more comfortable reading patterns—it’s all about conquering your fear of the numbers and making you a more powerful knitter! Note: this is not a garment alterations or design class.

Technique Requirements: knit/purl, cast on/bind off, increase/decrease, have knit a few accessories



Supplies for Class:

Calculator (or app for your phone).