Beth Altimari learned to knit from her grandmother at age ten. At a loss for how to teach her, since Beth is left-handed, her grandmother sat in front of her and had her mirror every step. After years of transposing patterns and graphs, Beth now knits with either hand, but teaches right-handed. In the last twenty five years she has become a more serious knitter, adding a wide variety of techniques to her repertoire. Beth runs other classes in and around the Northampton area as well as giving private lessons.