There are so many wonderful knitting tricks that make our lives better. Over the years of knitting and teaching I’ve accumulated quite a few fantastic tricks. I love it when I’m teaching a class and a student declares “I love that tip!” So I’ve decided to dig into my knitting bag of tricks and put them all in one class. From doing a better SSK to making matching-size YOs to avoiding the gap at the end of a bind off to tightening your first stitch to making better neck divides, and more. Get ready to find your new favorite knitting tricks!
Technique Requirements: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease; have knit a few accessories; having knit at least on sweater or followed a pattern helpful but not required.
Swatch #1: CO 28 stitches. Row 1: *K3, P2*, rep from * to * to last 3 stitches, K3. Row 2: *P3, k2*, rep from * to * to last 3 stitches, P3. Repeat Rows 1–2, working in K3, P2 rib, do not bind off, we will be working this swatch. Swatch #2: Cast on 24 stitches, work 2"/5cm in plain stockinette (NO GARTER EDGE), enough to get a sense of your knitting style. Do not bind off, we will be working this swatch. End with a WS row, ready to work a RS row.
Supplies for Class:
Yarn: Worsted or chunky light weight. Small separate ball of yarn. Small amount of thin crochet cotton. Needles: appropriate for yarn.