Oops! Now What Do I Do? class

Cable repair, in progress
You too can be a knitting surgeon! This class will teach you how to fix mistakes. We will explore and practice how to use a lifeline, when to frog (i.e. rip back), when to tink (unknit backward), and when to drop stitches and pick them up. You’ll even practice how to correct an incorrectly crossed cable. This class is always empowering!

Skill level is late beginner.
Prerequisite: Homework swatch involves knit, purl, and cables but no shaping. Students should be able to differentiate between a knit and a purl stitch.
Stockinette fix, in progress

What you will learn:
tips and tricks for not making mistakes in the first place
using a lifeline
un-knitting — i.e. tinking
ripping — i.e. frogging
dropping a single wale in stockinette and latching it back up
dropping a single wale in garter and latching it back up
dropping multiple wales and latching them back up
dropping a mistaken cable and working it back up in pattern
time permitting: fixing lace
time permitting: fixing a tear or rip

Garter fix, in progress
Maximum 20 students.

½ day workshop

Students receive a handout in booklet form. There is no pattern or project for this class.

No materials fee.

Homework: the swatch to be fixed. Directions and example here. Note:  If you are taking this class at The Whole Nine Yarns under the title “Fixing Mistakes,” then we will only cover frogging, tinking, and fixing a wale in stockinette and garter.

homework swatch still on the needles
crochet hook
non-slippery double-pointed needles (I’ll bring mine to loan for students who don’t have any.)

No special needs for the room set up. A whiteboard or flip chart is nice to have but not need to have. I have a projector if the facilities can accommodate it. Room set-up should be tables and chairs either facing forward or in a U-shape.

This class has been offered regularly at
The Whole Nine Yarns, Woodstock GA.

It has also been taught at
Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair 2012, Fletcher NC;
North Georgia Knitting Guild, September 2012, Lebanon GA;
Georgia Alpaca FiberFest 2012, Pine Mountain GA;
Clicks & Sticks Knitting Guild, January 2011, Centerville GA;
Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair, October 2014, Fletcher NC;
Georgia FiberFest 2015, Columbus GA;
South Carolina Knit Inn 2017, Greenville SC;
Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair 2018, Fletcher NC.

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