Oops! - Fixing Knitting Mistakes

Oops! - Fixing Knitting Mistakes

Needles in the Haymarket

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Hole in your project? Knit when you should have purled? Dropped a stitch and now you have a ladder in the middle of your knitted fabric? All of these things and more CAN be fixed! And this is the class to teach you how!

Instructor: Laura Call

1- Two and a half hour session

Supplies: Swatches made from worsted weight yarn (50 g is plenty) following directions from homework, US size 7 or 8.  Crochet hook or Susan Bates Handi-Tool (or similar tool), scrap yarn, tapestry needle, locking stitch marker, note-taking supplies.

Skills required: Cast-on, knit stitch, and purl stitch.

Skills learned: Repairing various mistakes in knitting

Homework:  Bring any ongoing projects with mistakes you would like to fix to class.

*AND* Create two swatches:

Swatch 1:  Garter stitch:

Cast on 10 sts.

Rows 1 - 8: Knit.

Row 9: K5, P3, K2.

Rows 10 - 12: Knit.

Place swatch on scrap yarn as follows: cut a 12" - 15" length of smooth scrap yarn and thread it onto a tapestry needle.  Slip the stitches off the knitting needle and onto the tapestry needle.  Loosely tie the ends of the scrap yarn together.

Swatch 2:  Stockinette swatch with bottom garter border.

*Have a locking stitch marker available!*

Cast on 20 sts.

Rows 1 - 5: Knit.

Rows 6, 8, 10 (RS): Knit.

Rows 7, 9 , 11 (WS): Purl.

Row 12 (RS): *(K1, P1) repeat from * to end of row.

Row 13 (WS): Purl.

Row 14 (RS): Knit.

Row 15 (WS): Purl.

Row 16 (RS): Knit.

Row 17 (WS): Purl.

Row 18 (RS): K8, take the 9th stitch off the left-hand needle and drop it down 3 or 4 rows.  Insert the locking stitch marker into the loose stitch to prevent it from dropping further.  Knit to the end of the row. (19 sts on needle)

Row 19 (WS): Purl.

Row 20 (RS): K5, P3, K5, SL1wyib, K5 

Leave sts on needle DO NOT BIND OFF!

**Sl1wyib = slip 1 st with yarn in back.  Insert the right needle into the next st as if to purl and move it to the right needle without twisting it.  Working yarn is in the back.

Class Size: 6 students maximum.

This class is "mask optional".