Sockmatician on Tour


Sockmatician Tour of New Zealand and Australia

Knit August Nights

Thursday Aug 23rd – Nathan Taylor Day (Sold Out)

Fri Aug 24th – 26th – Knit August Nights

Limited Classes spaces available

Nathan is teaching his Introduction to Double Knitting class, as well as his Shaping in Double Knitting class & his brand new Strandtarsia class.  If you can’t make Knit August Nights you have the change to cath him and these classes at various locations around NZ and Australia.




Arrowtown & Dunedin

Contact James Herbison for ticketing information:

Class 1: Demystifying Double Knitting

Date: Wednesday August 29th

Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm

Location: The Stitching Post Handcraft Emporium, 25 Buckingham Street (the Main St), Arrowtown


Class 2: Strantarsia

Date: Thursday August 30th

Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm

Location: The Stitching Post Handcraft Emporium, 25 Buckingham Street (the Main St), Arrowtown


Class 3: Demystifying Double Knitting

Date: Friday August 31st

Time: 1.00pm – 4.00pm

Location: Valley Project Rooms, 262 North Road, Dunedin (TBC)


Class 4: Next Steps in Double Knitting

Date: Friday August 31st

Time: 6.00pm – 9.00pm

Location: Valley Project Rooms, 262 North Road, Dunedin (TBC)



Contact The Holland Road Yarn Company: or visit for more details

Sunday 2 September

9.30am – 12.30pm: Demystifiying double knitting

1.30pm – 4.30pm: Strandtarsia

Location: Ngake Room, ASB Sports Centre, 72 Kemp Street, Kilbirnie


New Plymouth

Wednesday 5th September – details TBC



Hosted by Happy-go-knitty:

Saturday 8 September
9am-12pm Demystifying Double-Knitting with Nathan Taylor

1pm-4pm Demystifying Double-Knitting with Nathan Taylor

Level 1, Shed 19, Princes Wharf, 137 Quay Street, Auckland

Sunday 9 September

9am-12pm “Strantarsia” – Stranded Intarsia with Nathan Taylor

1pm-4pm DK Shaping – The Future of Double-Knitting with Nathan Taylor

Stitch & Bitch Lounge Cafe, 225 Parnell Rd, Auckland



Knit August Nights – General information

These are still open – but are selling up FAST – please book ASAP
These are now LIVE.  Visit the Workshop page for full details.
Traders will receive invitations to attend KAN from me in early 2018.  I will be fixing the weekend trader numbers to 20 only with another 6 Sunday places becoming available.  The fewer traders over the weekend meant more social space for participants, less cramped conditions for traders and on overall more relaxed energy.
I have  had a few inquiries about forward planning for goody bags.  These will be fixed to 270 bags for 2018.  My team of KAN Angels do the great giant bag stuff the Wednesday prior to KAN, so please have you items to be before that date.
I will have the EFTPOS again this year and the venue is providing free open WiFi all weekend to participants.  However we did find with so many people online this sometimes went down, so topping up your data plans for the weekend may also be a wise idea.
Make sure you bring your smart phone, tablet or laptop because with the WiFi you can download patterns immediately – perfect if you want to purchase from one of our designers trading or see someone sporting a stunning garments & you wish the hunt the pattern out.  Wifi will be available in all the classes.
PDF’s will be posted on the website and I do have printed copies of Class requirements, Class location guide, Class lists (in case you forget where you are supposed to be) Pictorial maps to get to your classes, directions to Skeinz if you are getting there under your own steam.


‘Cash is King’ KAN!  Many traders will have their online stores and credit card facilities with them, but by no means all of them.  There will be an EFTPOS cash out facility on site (whilst my cash reserves last) for a small transaction fee.  There is a cash machine on Bridge Street outside Beattie & Forbes Booksellers.  As past attendees will tell you, whatever you think will be enough cash for the market…. DOUBLE IT!


East Pier is our trading & social hub during KAN.  Dave’s team of Vanessa & support staff are really accommodating & will work hard to make sure you are comfortable, fed & watered.  Trading will able to take place across the entire event this year in the newly refurbished function room.  So there will be plenty of chances to buy or just hang out across the weekend.  The special KAN menu will be running again – this was wildly popular last year.  I also will have a special menu running at Milk and Honey – the restaurant for our other venue, The Crown hotel.


This is being moved to Friday night so everyone can enjoy this whilst they are still fresh.  I have yet to confirm any details for this, but I have taken feedback from the survey to help this become even better. Tickets for this event will be LIMITED.

The Ahuriri village is not only the KAN venue, but also my home.  I live just a few hundred metres away & many of the venues at KAN are friends.  They are genuinely very excited to have you in our ‘home’ & hope you have a wonderful time.

Please support the local businesses and take every opportunity to get your knitting/crochet out to show the locals how we roll.

 KAN 2018 August 24th – 26th