Kate Atherley

KATE ATHERLEY (she/her) is an internationally known knitting author, teacher, and editor. Her latest book, Custom-Fit Hats is her ninth, and the fourth in a series on customizing projects for perfect fit and style. She’s also the co-founder and publisher of Digits & Threads, an independent, member-supported online magazine about Canadian fibre and textile arts, crafts and industry. She lives in Toronto with her husband and their rescue dog Winnie. 


Favourite Rowan Yarn

Rowan Kidsilk Haze. "It’s beautiful and warm and delicious. Plus, it’s surprisingly useful!  Yes, it looks great in fine lace shawls, but I get a lot of use out of it making winter accessories for truly terrible weather. I love double-stranding it with sock yarn to make extra-warm and extra-hardwearing socks. And I use it for all my mittens and hats, too, double-stranding it with whatever other yarn I’m using. The fibre blend brings warmth and the halo fills up the tiny gaps in the stitches to stop those Canadian winter winds blowing through."