Two knitting projects, one using "magic loop" and one using double pointed needles.
DPNs, Magic Loop, Two Circulars. Learn how to knit in the round in multiple ways with Kate Atherley.
Photo of Kate Atherley. You can tell from her grin that she's a fun person. She's an even better teacher!
Magic Loop and double pointed needles on display

DPNs, Magic Loop & Two Circulars: Options for Working in the Round with Kate Atherley

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We love online learning. Especially when we're able to bring great instructors like Kate Atherley right to you. Using Zoom as our online videoconferencing platform, you can take this class from anywhere. 

Who knew there were so many ways? 

There are many different ways to knit in the round: on double-pointed needles,
circular needles, with magic loop, two circular needles and the newer Flexi-Flips and bent DPNs. This class will demonstrate the techniques, and provide opportunities to practice all of them. We'll share tips & techniques for knitting in the round on any style of needles, and for any project, including easy ways to join and a magic trick for fixing a twisted round. Whether you're new to working in the round, or have tried it with difficulties, this class is for you!

This 2 hour workshop takes place on Thursday, March 21 starting at 11:00 am PDT, 12:00 pm MDT, 1:00 pm CDT, 2:00 pm EDT, 3:00 pm ADT.

Skill level: advanced beginner; some experience working in the round. 

Please bring: scrap medium-weight yarn, as many of the following needles as they have: 4-5mm/US #6-8DPNs, long circulars, short circular.

Kate Atherley

Kate Atherley has been teaching knitting professionally for more than 15 years at stores and events all over Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. Her latest book, Custom-Fit Hats is her ninth, and the fourth in a series on customizing projects for perfect fit and style; it joins works on shawls, socks, and mittens. Her focus in all her work is the empowerment of knitters, illuminating both the methods and mechanics of the craft. The combination of her university degree in mathematics, professional experience in software development and usability, and training in garment and fashion design give her a unique perspective. She also works as a technical editor, helping other designers and authors bring their work into the world. She lives in Toronto with her husband and the family of skunks under their porch.

Read these helpful tips before you register:

  • Time Zones: the class times listed are Mountain Time (MT).
  • As this is an online class, you will need to have Zoom downloaded on a computer, tablet or mobile device. If using a computer, make sure you also have a webcam and microphone built in or attached.
  • The class session(s) will be recorded and copies of all/segments of the class will be available for you to review for a limited time after the class session(s).
  • Refunds? If you cancel 14 days (or more) prior to your workshop date, we will transfer your registration fee to a RCY gift card at no charge or offer a refund less a 10% cancellation fee. The cost of any materials provided to you will be subtracted from any refunds/transfers.
  • No refunds will be made if you have to cancel less than 14 days before your class is scheduled to begin. If minimum enrolment is not met we reserve the right to cancel the class. A full refund of your registration fee will be given should this situation arise.

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