Fixing Mistakes - Saturday, November 23, 3:30-5:00 pm

Fixing Mistakes - Saturday, November 23, 3:30-5:00 pm

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Instructor: Cynthia Gilbertson

Date: Saturday, November 23, 3:30-5:00 pm

Whoops ... it happens to all of us! This class is designed for beginners and advanced beginners who are comfortable with basic knitting skills and want to take their knitting to the next level.  We will learn how to understand our stitches, in order to recognize and fix common mistakes.

There is a short homework assignment to complete before coming to class. (See instructions below or download the Fixing Mistakes PDF) You will be working with your completed homework swatch during class.

Skill Level: Easy. Newer knitters will be successful in this class after they have been knitting long enough to be able to recognize the difference between a knit and a purl stitch when it is on the needle.

Supplies to bring to class(registered students receive 10% off class supply purchases, excluding patterns)

  • Homework swatch on the needles (See below or download the Fixing Mistakes PDF)
  • A medium-sized crochet hook (e.g. F, G), if you have one
  • A small knitting needle (e.g. US 2-4). It can be single-point, double-point, or circular.
  • A cable needle or short double-pointed needle, size US 2-5
  • A yarn needle
  • 1 locking stitch marker

* See the main Classes page for our policy about class changes and cancellations.


Fixing Mistakes Homework

Please work the following pattern before class, using a light-colored worsted weight yarn:

  • CO 28 sts using US 7 or 8
  • Rows 1-3: Knit
  • Row 4 (WS): p2, k2, p2, k2, pm, p12, pm, k8. NOTE: From now on, markers should simply be slipped when you come to them. They won’t be mentioned in the instructions, but you may find that they help you recognize where the stitch patterns change on each row.]
  • Row 5 (RS): k20, p2, k2, p2, k2.
  • Row 6: p2, k2, p2, k2, p12, k8.
  • Row 7: k20, p2, k2, p2, k2.
  • Row 8: p2, k2, p2, k2, p4, p3 wrapping yarn the wrong way around the needle, p5, k3, k3 wrapping yarn the wrong way around the needle, k2.
  • Row 9: [Some of the stitches on this row will look funny because we twisted them on Row 8. Work them as usual.] k3, k3, k7, k3, k4, p2, k2, p2, k2.
  • Row 10: p2, k2, p2, k2, p12, k8.
  • Row 11: k4, sl1 wyib, k6, sl1 wyif, k8, p2, leave yarn in front, k2 [this will create an extra loop of yarn around your needle], p2, k2.
  • Row 12: p2, k2, p2, k3 [the first of these 3 will look funny, but knit into it anyway], p12, k8.
  • Row 13: k10, yo, k3, p1, k2, k2tog, k2, p3, k2, p2, k2.
  • Row 14: p2, k2, p2, k3, p12, k8.
  • Row 15: p2, k2, p2, k2. Remove marker and leave work on needles in the middle of this row.

pm = place marker
RS = “right side”
sl1 = slip one stitch
ws = “wrong side”
wyib = with yarn in back
wyif = with yarn in front
yo = “yarnover” — i.e., wrap the working yarn around the right needle by bringing it under the needle to the front, then over the top of the needle to the back (counter- clockwise as seen from the needle point end).