Clare Devine Workshop: Fix it - *SOS for Knitters (*Save our stitches! - Calicoandivy

Clare Devine Workshop: Fix it - *SOS for Knitters (*Save our stitches!), Saturday 27th October 2018

Dropped stitch, decrease in the wrong place? About to rip the needles out and “frog” the lot … STOP!  Your mistake might be easy to fix on the needles.

This class with the talented Clare Devine aims to equip you with the skills you need to fix some of the most common mistakes we make as knitters. Not all errors need to prove fatal to your lovely knitting project, many mistakes are easy and simple to fix “on the needles”, meaning you can be back on track in no time.

Clare's practical class will leave you with a fresh perspective on your knitting and equip you with the skills and confidence to shimmy that decrease into the correct direction, catch that dropped stitch before it runs off or switch that miss-crossed cable before it drives you to “knitterly” despair.    

Date:    Saturday 27th October 2018

Time:    1:30pm to 4:30pm

Cost:     $80.00 which includes full tuition, handouts, afternoon tea and plenty of tea and coffee. 

You can learn more about Clare Devine here. 

Skills focus in class:   
* “Read” your knitting. Learn to identify your knit from your purl, the k2tog from an ssk and quickly orientate yourself in a simple lace or cable pattern.
*The magic of ‘tinking’
*Learn how and why to use a lifeline. 
*Easily fix that dropped stitch
*How to add missed increases and decreases
*Ripping back and picking up stitches

Approximate level:  Beginner / advanced beginner

Skills needed:   To get the most from this class you should have completed a few knitting projects – none of them needle to be overly complicated but it would be helpful if you have had experience of simple decreases and increases.

HOMEWORK -  Make two swatches as follows:

Using DK / 8ply yarn and 4mm / US 6 needles, cast on 22 sts.

Row 1: knit

Row 2: knit

Row 3: knit

Row 4: k2, p18, k2

Work Rows 3&4 another 12 times. 28 rows worked. Place live stitches on a stitch holder or leave them on the needles.  

Materials to Bring:
Yarn: I would recommend selecting something that has high wool content, is light in colour, tightly spun and smooth. This makes it easiest to read your knitting and see what is happening when fixing mistakes.
DK / 8ply yarn in a smooth light colour
4mm / US 6 needles or size needed to get approx. gauge of 22sts per 10cm / 4in
4mm crochet hook
Darning needle
A few lockable stitch markers or ‘bulb safety pins”

For more information on classes at Calico and Ivy, please refer to our Class Policies here.

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