Weekend Seminar


May 1-3, 2020


5020 Main Street, Amherst, NY 14226

“Kate is Knitty.com’s Managing Technical Editor, and a seasoned designer and teacher of all things knitterly.”

We are very excited to welcome Kate Atherley to Buffalo for our annual weekend seminar. Kate Atherley hails from Toronto, and received enthusiastic reviews from the Rochester Guild when she taught there in 2018.

Kate is the managing technical editor for Knitty.com.  She was trained as a mathematician, so she brings an analytical approach to garment construction and  the interpretation of pattern instructions.  Kate has published five books, most recently The Knitter’s Dictionary : knitting know-how from A to Z, which received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly.

She has a robust online presence with over 260 of her own patterns on Ravelry, and  thousands of people making her projects.  She also has classes on Craftsy, and her own website is chock full of instructional resources for both knitters and designers (www.kateathlerley.com).  Some of her books are available in the local public libraries, so if you want to check one out before buying, this is a great way to do it.

The classes that Kate will be teaching are:

  • Introduction to Toe-Up Socks
  • Elizabeth Zimmerman Baby Surprise Jacket
  • Next Steps for Lace
  • Garment Smarts & Simple Alterations

The seminar will take place at the Hyatt Place Hotel on Main Street in Amherst.  This is the same place as last year.  A block of rooms for the weekend has already been reserved, at $139/night for those of you ready to make a reservation.

In addition to bringing in Kate Atherley over the weekend, we are hoping to return to a three-day format this year with an additional instructor being added to the line up.

Registration materials will be posted soon!  Stay tuned there for more information concerning a Friday offerings on Friday, May 1st as well.


Register HERE