Preventing and Fixing Mistakes


Dates: Tuesday, May 18 (1 session)
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Eastern 

Become the boss of your knitting!

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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!

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


  • All knitting class sessions will take place online via Zoom at the appointed times only, and will not be recorded.
  • A Zoom link will be emailed to each student 24 hours prior to each upcoming class session.
  • The online instruction will consist of two windows: one with Sarah’s smiling face, and one with on-camera close-ups for demonstration purposes. Each student’s smiling face will also be viewable in a window.
  • Each student will be responsible for using Zoom (super easy by clicking on a link) on an electronic device that is large enough for the instructor window and demonstration window to be clearly viewed.
  • No refunds.

Skill level

  • Adventurous knitter and above
  • MUST be comfortable with both knitting and purling

Materials needed

  • Yarn:
    • 50 gms smooth, light-colored (so you can see what you’re doing), aran to worsted weight (4 to 5 sts/in) COTTON yarn (similar to Sugar ‘n Cream or Peaches ‘n Cream), preferably variegated (multi-colored)
    • 1 yd smooth, contrasting-colored scrap yarn
  • Needles:
    • US 7 (4.5mm) double-pointed needles (you’ll only need two)
    • US G (4mm) crochet hook
  • Notions:
    • blunt darning needle

Homework to be completed before class with yarn and needles described above

  • Cast on 15 stitches. Knit 4 rows (garter stitch). Do not bind off.