Kate first learned to knit in high school. Since then, she has explored a variety of knitting traditions, including both the English/American and Continental knitting techniques, lace knitting, Aran, and the multi-colored Fair Isle and Scandinavian techniques. Kate enjoys making sweaters, socks, mittens, and other garments in a variety of styles and materials, using many of her own wheel-spun yarns. She likes teaching and believes that enjoyment and enthusiasm are necessary as adults learn a new craft. Kate currently resides in Madison, Wisconsin, and has the good fortune of to be married to a knitter/spinner.
Current Courses Offered by Kate Hartman
Family Class - Help Yourself To Knitting: Beginning Knitting Class
This class is an enjoyable, two-day beginning knitting class which focuses not only on basic stitches and skills, but also on recognizing and correcting common mistakes which often frustrate the beginner. Topics include basic knitting skills, yarn basics and pattern reading. You will be provided with a beginning book, one…
Knitting in the Round: Using Circular Needles
Round out your knitting skills with circular needles: whether you call it circular knitting, seamless knitting, or knitting in the round, knitting with 2 needle tips joined by a flexible cord (a circular knitting needle) offers advantages when making a sweater, shawl, or afghan, but also when making small, tube-shaped…
Knitting: Moving Beyond the Basics
Move beyond the basics in knitting in this intermediate course. Students will grow their skills by creating a small drawstring bag suitable for carrying a cellphone or tablet. The project is designed to teach students a number of knitting skills: pattern-reading including standard abbreviations and instructions, combining knit and purl…