Did you ever have to put your project aside until you could go for help at the LYS because you dropped a stitch? Take your knitting to the next level and learn to easily fix common mistakes in your knitting!
Join Simone of OwlCat Designs and learn how to read your knitting and notice mistakes and how to fix them without having to tink back rows and rows to where the problem happened. We all have done it: you knit happily in front of the TV and the next day, oops, WHAT is that?? You dropped a stitch, knit a stitch you were meant to purl, knit across ribbing, forgot that yarn over, and that stitch that you thought you fixed just looks really odd . . . now you have to wait until you can make it to the yarn store for help or beg your friend who can fix such things to meet with you. Imagine how much more time to knit you’d have if you could take care of some of the common mistakes! Empower your knitting and get set to be able to fix it yourself!
• Fixing dropped stitches on stockinette stitch fabric
• Fixing dropped stitches on garter
• Fixing twisted stitches
• Changing stray knit or purl stitches into the opposite
• Add a missing yo
Please make 2 swatches, both about 5" across, and roughly as long. Make these using leftover yarn, a smooth DK- or worsted-weight yarn is best (nothing with a halo!), and have them handy, still on the needles.
Swatch 1: Stockinette stitch with a 3-st garter edge: knit on RS rows. WS rows: K3, then purl to last 3 sts, k3.
Swatch 2: Garter stitch: Knit on both RS and WS rows.
Don’t bind off, leave the swatches on the needle
Yarn and needles used for swatches, • A small crochet hook or Fix-it tool available from your LYS • Removable stitch marker or safety pin • General knitting notions (such as darning needle and scissors etc)