Class length
3 hours
 
Skill level
Beginner (must be comfortable knitting and purling)
 
Supplies needed
1.75 oz (50 g) smooth, light-colored, #4 (worsted-weight) yarn
US 7 (4.5 mm) double-pointed needles, approximately 7" (18 cm) in length
G (4 mm) crochet hook
4 stitch holders (for homework)
cable needle
 
Materials fee
None
 
Homework
Swatch #1: Cast on 16 stitches. Work in stockinette stitch (knit RS rows, purl WS rows) for 3" (8 cm). Do not bind off. Place on holder and cut yarn, leaving a 12" (30-cm) tail.
Swatch #2: Cast on 16 stitches. Work in garter stitch (knit every row) for 3" (8 cm). Do not bind off. Place on holder and cut yarn, leaving a 1 yd (1 m) tail.
Swatch #3: Cast on 16 stitches. Work in seed stitch as follows: Row 1: [K1, P1] to end. Row 2: [P1, K1] to end. Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for 3" (8 cm). Do not bind off. Place on holder and cut yarn, leaving a 1-yd (1-m) tail.
Swatch #4: Cast on 16 stitches. Row 1: K4, P8, K4. Row 2: P4, K8, P4. Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for 3" (8 cm). Do not bind off. Place on holder and cut yarn, leaving a 12" (30-cm) tail.
 
Techniques to be covered
Picking up stitches dropped 1 row
Picking up stitches dropped multiple rows
Stockinette stitch
Garter stitch
Seed stitch
Edge stitches
Yarn-overs (lace)
Cables
Dropping stitches on purpose (to fix mistakes; for a stitch pattern)

Drop It!

Drop It! photo

Class Description
A dropped stitch can be your worst enemy, but once you get to know it better, you’ll be great friends. You already know how to drop stitches, right? You’re halfway there! Learn how to pick them back up (or not!) within a variety of stitch patterns and for a multitude of reasons. Stockinette? Seed stitch? Lace? Cables? Edge stitches? No problem!