Dropped stitch, decrease in the wrong place? About to rip the needles out and “frog” the lot … stop, your mistake might be easy to fix on the needles.
This class aims to equip you with the skills you need to fix some of the most common mistakes we make as knitters. Not all errors need to prove fatal to your lovely knitting project: many mistakes are easy and simple to fix “on the needles”, meaning you can be back on track in no time.
This practical class will leave you with a fresh perspective on your knitting and equip you with the skills and confidence to shimmy that decrease into the correct direction, catch that dropped stitch before it runs off or switch that miss-crossed cable before it drives you to “knitterly” despair.
Level: Advanced beginner and above
Skills needed: To get the most from this class you should have completed a few knitting projects – none of them needle to be overly complicated but it would be helpful if you have had experience of simple decreases (ssk and k2tog), simple increases (yarn over, kfb, M1R and M1L) and basic cables (2/2RC and 2/2LC / C4B and C4F).
Materials to bring: Swatches knit in DK yarn (list included in homework section)
Yarn with a high wool content, light in colour, tightly spun and smooth. This is a great opportunity to use some scraps so feel free to bring along bits from the bottom of your stash box.
4mm needles of your choice, or the size you normally use with DK yarn.
Lockable stitch markers
3.5mm / 3.75mm crochet hook.
Waste yarn – a smooth cotton yarn works well.
Tapestry or Darning needle.
4mm cable needle or 4mm DPN.
Any “homework”?: A PDF with instructions for 6 swatches will be sent to the class list in January.
(This class also runs at 2pm on Thursday 9th March.)