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May 21 Fixing (and Avoiding) Knitting Mistakes with Kira Dulaney

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Saturday, May 21
10 am - 12 noon PT

Take the fear and worry out of knitting with this incredibly useful class. You’ll learn how common mistakes are made as well as how to correct them, on the following row when possible. We’ll also practice picking up dropped stitches (gulp!) and methods for taking out your knitting stitch-by-stitch and many rows at once. This class will be useful for anyone who knits. This is a virtual workshop and will include both live and recorded demos and a handout. The workshop will not be recorded and students do not have permission to record it, but videos shown during class are available to re-watch.

Techniques will include:
determining if a stitch is correctly oriented on the needle, and a shortcut to fix twisted stitches
fixing an incomplete stitch on the following row
fixing a slipped stitch on the following row
picking up a dropped stitch over multiple rows
tinking aka un-knitting one stitch at a time
three methods for frogging aka ripping out multiple rows

Materials Needed:
This is a lecture and demonstration style class so you don't need to have any tools and you are welcome to knit or crochet while watching. You may want to print out the handout that will be emailed to you two days in advance and/or have note-taking supplies. Optionally you can bring a stockinette swatch in progress to practice on, a crochet hook in a similar size to your knitting needles, a darning needle, and a yard of smooth yarn no more than half the size of your knitting yarn.