Fixing Your Knitting • Saturday, 2/2

$36.00

Saturday, February 2nd
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

How to avoid and fix basic knitting disasters, including stitch mistakes, missed yarn overs, dropped stitches, inadvertent yarn overs and skipped stitches.

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Description

Saturday, February 2nd from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Fixing Your Knitting aka how to get back on track without ripping everything out!  We will discuss strategies for for avoiding mistakes and procedures for fixing errors. Topics will include lifelines, tinking and frogging.

Time:  One 2-hour class

Level 2 Angora: ready to add to your staple skills, have been practicing knitting and purling and ready to read a pattern

Skills you need:

  • Confidently Knit and Purl

Skills you will learn:

  • How to avoid mistakes by:
    • Reading pattern through before starting
    • Making a swatch
    • Testing techniques
    • Sketching a plan or flow chart
  •  How to fix errors by:
    • Frogging aka ripping out
    • Lifelines
    • Tinking aka undoing a stitch at a time
    • Picking up a dropped stitch
    • Correcting a wrong stitch.

Materials:

  • Ideally, use Light colored worsted weight yarn & a US 8 needles.
  • Also bring with you:
    • Crochet hook
    • Dental floss
    • Tapestry needle
    • Scissors

Preparation (so that you can get the most from the class) Practice looking at your stitches. Cast on 20 stitches and work as follows:
Knit 4 rows.
Work 4 rows in Stockinette.
Next row: Work k1, (k2tog) 9 times, k1.
Next row: Purl across.
Next row: k1, (yo, k1) 10 times
Next row: purl
Bind off in knit.
Notice how each new procedure produces a different stitch. 

Also Knit the following swatches. Do not bind off but cut the yarn leaving a 2 yard tail and slip to a holder or spare circular needle. You should leave enough yarn to work 2 additional rows plus a bit extra.

  • Swatch 1. Cast on 20 stitches and work 10 rows in stockinette stitch (knit 1 row, purl 1 row).
  • Swatch 2. Cast on 20 stitches and work 10 rows in ribbing  (knit 2, purl 2  across every row).
  • Swatch 3. Cast on 20 stitches and work 10 rows in garter stitch (knit every row).

Barbara Beliveau learned to knit at age 5 and has been happily exploring fiber arts ever since. She is currently addicted to lace knitting and spinning fiber for SAORI style weaving but always has time for intriguing projects.