To Fix or not to Fix – or how to read your knitting & recognize mistakes & what to do about them!
Instructor: Winn Archambeau-Muñoz
Saturday, July 24th; 9:00am – 12:00pm
Have you ever.. pulled out all your knitting because you found something wrong back at the beginning? ….said, “But I did exactly what the pattern said”…….wondered, “How did that happen?” ………….and said, “What should I do?”
Here is the class that will help you with all these questions.
It is a myth to believe that experienced knitters never make mistakes. In fact, the more experienced knitter you are, the more elaborate mistakes you can make. What long-time knitters have learned is how to recognize their mistakes and what tools to use to fix the mistakes (or NOT to fix them).
Come join us for a session to learn about stitch level and pattern level mistakes, how to recognize them, and what to do about them. Some “oops” we will cover include dropped stitches, yarn overs, too few stitches, too many stitches, twisted stitches, direction changes, pattern reading, dropped cable stitches, lifelines and more. Come and learn to fix or not to fix.
Level: Must be able to knit and purl.
Tools: A crochet hook/fix-it tool, yarn, and appropriate size needles (worsted weight best with US size 7 or 8), curved tapestry needle, a pair of needles several sizes smaller than the ones for the yarn (US size 3 or 4), dental floss, stitch markers – locking stitch markers variety and the slip-on kind and general knitting supplies.
Homework: Cast on 26 stitches and knit 3 rows of garter stitch.(Knit only). Then: Row 4 – Knit all sts; Row 5 – Knit 5 sts, Purl 16, K 5; Row 6 K26. Repeat rows 5 and 6 ten times. Leave work in active mode on your needles.
Note: 10% off materials and supplies
Cost: $35 for 1 session