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Clare Devine - Fix It! Level 2

  • Water of Leith Centre 24 Lanark Road Edinburgh, Scotland, EH14 1TQ United Kingdom (map)

 Do you feel confident fixing simple mistakes but shudder at the thought of dropped stitches along the side of your work, or a mistake in your cabled sweater or lace shawl. In this workshop you will develop the skills and confidence to tackle those mistakes that seem destined for “the frog pond” (where ripping your work back seems like the only option).

Level: Intermediate

Skills needed: To get the most from this class you should have completed a few knitting projects and feel confident fixing basic mistakes, dropped stitches, adding increases and decreases etc. You also need to have some experience of simple cables and lace knitting.

Materials to bring: Yarn - I would recommend selecting something that has high wool content, is light in colour, tightly spun and smooth. This makes it easiest to read your knitting and see what is happening when fixing mistakes.

DK / 8ply yarn in a smooth light colour
4mm / US 6 needles or size needed to get approx. gauge of 22sts per 10cm / 4in
4mm crochet hook
Darning needle
A few lockable stitch markers or ‘bulb safety pins”
T-pins or dressmaking pins
4mm cable needle
4mm DPN or spare circular needle
Bring your WIPs that are causing you strife. I can’t guarantee we can fix them but we will certainly be able to troubleshoot and come up with a range of solutions.

Any "homework"?: Students will be asked to knit three swatches in DK yarn - details will be sent out in January.

Class size: 10

Earlier Event: March 23
Felicity Ford - Colours of Flowers
Later Event: March 23
Kim McBrien-Evans - Creative Shawls