# Learn It: Math for Knitters

Math really is hard for some people. I’ll raise my hand and admit that it’s a difficult concept for me. I’ve become comfortable with some knitting math, like the knitty gritty of calculating size from my gauge swatch, but the other stuff still confounds me sometimes!

Designer and teacher Kate Atherley is all about that math, as the song goes (sorta . . .). She’s got a degree in math, and she’s here to teach us how to use math in our knitting to alter patterns and achieve a great fit.

Here’s a sneak peek at just a couple of the many things Kate will cover in her web seminar, Math for Knitters Part 1: Yarn Shop and Project Math Made Easy.

You’ll learn why row gauge matters, and how to use it.

Kate will explain how to increase evenly in a round or row. This is one of the most challenging things to get right!

You’ll never again wonder if you have enough yarn to finish your project, or how much yarn you should buy at the yarn shop. You’ll also see why it’s important to know whether your pattern calls for meters or yardsâ€”there’s a little more yarn in a yard than in a meter!

Kate will also address how to deal with confusing directions like “increase each end of every 6th row 5 times then every 8th row twice and then every foll alt row,” decreasing evenly across a row or a round, and she’ll define reversing shaping. Hooray!

So if you’re a new knitter, or someone who’s nervous about all the numbers in a knitting pattern, this is the web seminar for you!

Join me next Wednesday, April 29, at 1 p.m. Eastern, for Math for Knitters Part 1: Yarn Shop and Project Math Made Easy. You’ll also want to sign up for Math for Knitters Part 2: Gauge Adjustments and Pattern Alterations, coming up on May 13, 2015, at 1 pm Eastern.

Cheers,

P.S. If you can’t make the live presentation, you can still attendâ€”you’ll get an email with a recording of the seminar, which you can watch whenever time permits. This recording is yours to keep, so you can also watch the presentation numerous times.