TINK! Unknitting, Untwisting, and Fixing Mistakes
Learn to recognize common knitting mistakes and fix them. You’ll learn to safely unknit your stitches back to a mistake without removing the needle, understand what causes twisted stitches and how to untwist them, pick up dropped stitches, and more! This class is meant for new knitters who have made a few projects and are ready to tackle fixing their own mistakes. Participants must know how to cast on, knit, purl, bind off, and knit stockinette stitch without support.
Please note: THERE IS HOMEWORK REQUIRED: If you do not do your homework, you will not be able to fully participate in the workshop. Swatch #1: Using smooth, worsted-weight yarn in a light color, and an appropriately sized needle, cast on 20 stitches and knit 4” of garter stitch. Place on stitch holder or scrap yarn. Swatch #2: Using smooth, worsted weight yarn in a light color, and an appropriately sized needle, cast on 20 stitches and knit 4” of stockinette stitch, ending on a knit row. Leave on needle.
- homework swatches along with the yarn and needles you used to knit them.
- needles one or two sizes smaller than the ones you used for your swatches
- crochet hook or “Stitch Fixer”
- yarn needle
- locking stitch markers
Workshop fee is $40 for one 2-hour session. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the start of class with your homework and supplies.
Class Instructor: Gretchen Fancher