Class length
3 hours
 
Skill level
Beginner (must be comfortable knitting and purling)
 
Supplies needed
1.75 oz (50 g) smooth, variegated, cotton, #4 (worsted-weight) yarn (comparable to Sugar ‘n Cream or Peaches ‘n Cream)
US 7 (4.5 mm) double-pointed needles, approximately 7" (18 cm) in length
1 yd (1 m) smooth, contrasting-colored, scrap yarn
Blunt darning needle
G (4 mm) crochet hook
 
Materials fee
None
 
Homework
Cast on 15 stitches. Knit 4 rows (garter stitch). Do not bind off.
 
Techniques to be covered
Extra edge stitches
Stitch orientation
Twisted stitches
Incomplete stitches
Dropped stitches
Split stitches
Incorrect stitches
Snugging loose stitches
Lifelines
Holes (from dropped stitches, yarn-overs, short rows)
Tearing back stitch by stitch
Tearing back multiple rows

Preventing and Fixing Mistakes

Preventing and Fixing Mistakes photo

Class Description
Become the boss of your knitting! Study the anatomy of a stitch, then apply what you’ve learned to correct a variety of common knitting mistakes including twisted stitches, dropped stitches, split stitches, and holes. Learn to safely tear back a stitch, a row, or an acre of knitting without losing your cool. Gain confidence and enjoy your knitting even more!