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Fixing Mistakes

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Class Name: Fixing Mistakes

Contact Yarn Refuge to sign up for this class 775-384-1600.

Class Date: Friday–January 12th

Class Hours: 10:00am-12:00pm

Instructor: Terry King

Class Cost: $35.00

Skill Level: All levels

Class Description: Ripping back is frustrating and often unnecessary! Learn to recognize correctly worked stitches and what to do when things don’t look right or definitely go horribly wrong! Then learn techniques for how to correct your work like how to un-knit (tink), pick up dropped stitches, untwist stitches, add or remove yarn overs, and other techniques to use when a stitch just doesn’t look right.

Material Needed: 

  • Two swatches See Homework below for details
  • Handi-tool or crochet hook in size G or H
  • Tapestry or Darning needle

Pattern: None

What skills you should have: Beginning level through purl stitch

What skills you will learn:Ripping, tinking (unknitting), correcting various types of typical errors


  • Knit two swatches and leave them on the needles with working yarn still attached:
  • Use smooth, plied, worsted weight yarn in a solid, light color. Both swatches should be approx 30 to 40 stitches wide and 4” high. Leave them on the needles with working yarn still attached.
  • Swatch #1 work in stockinette stitch (knit on right side, purl on wrong side)
  • Swatch #2 using another set of needles work in garter stitches (knit on both sides)