Knitting Rescue: Take Control of Your Mistakes with Tash
Help! Rescue your knitting and take control of your projects by learning to identify and fix many common knitting mistakes. This hands-on class will teach you to fix your knitting like a master, so your finished projects will look their beautiful best!
Help! I've made a mistake! As knitters we've all had that sinking feeling when we realise we've gone wrong somewhere in a project. But you can rescue your knitting and take control of your mistakes. Learn how in this practical and enjoyable class.
Our teacher Tash will help you improve your knitting and increase your confidence to tackle knitting projects by teaching you loads of incredibly useful techniques to work out where your stitches have gone wrong. You'll then learn the practical skills to fix those annoying mistakes so you won't know they were ever there ...without having to pull any rows undone.
You'll learn essential techniques used by experienced knitters to deal with the inevitable slip-ups in your knitting projects. By the end of the class you'll have the confidence to ‘read’ your knitting to trouble-shoot your mistakes (even when they're several rows down) so your knits will look and feel their beautiful best for years.
You'll take home the ability to identify and fix common mistakes including:
- dropped stitches
- too many or too few stitches
- wrong stitches (e.g. knit instead of purl)
- twisted stitches
- holes in your knitting
- missed increases or decreases
Plus much more, and you'll have time to practice in class, ask questions and discuss your new skills with your class group!
Don't let pesky mistakes slow you down or put you off your knitting! Come along to this hands-on class and learn essential techniques to take control and rescue your knitting! We'd love to hear how you go ... share your projects on Socials with #skeinsisters
Important info for this class
Duration: 2 hours
What to bring:
- some DK or worsted weight (8 or 10ply) yarn. Please bring smooth, light coloured yarn so your stitches are easy to see - Peppin 8 or Peppin 10 is perfect
- knitting needles to suit your yarn (4mm for DK and 5-5.5mm for worsted). Your needles can be circular or straight but if circular preferably at least 60cm long from tip to tip.
- a crochet hook in a size similar to your needles, a rescue hook, or a mending needle
- a few locking stitch markers
- a double pointed needle or cable needle in a size similar to your knitting needles
- a tapestry needle
Tash will have spare notions to borrow in class if you don't have them yourself.
Before coming to class you will need to knit a swatch (we'll send an email reminder a few days before your class):
- Using your yarn cast on 30 stitches (any kind of cast on) and knit 10 rows of garter stitch and then 10 rows of stockinette stitch.
- Leave your work on the needles and bring it with you.
You're entitled to a 10% discount on yarn, accessory and book purchases in store on the day.
(Follow the links to pattern information on Ravelry).
- Tash is wearing Wool and Honey by Andrea Mowry.
Now that you know how to rescue your knitting, you might like to learn how to to add the perfect finishing touches to your project in Finishing Techniques for Fabulous Knits with Tash.
Do you know how to knit in the round? Learn how in Knit My First Beanie Workshop with Tash and you'll take home great new skills plus a lovely beanie to wear, or take the leap and learn all about top-down sweater knitting in the round while creating your very own mini sweater in Knit My First Sweater with Linda.
Need some help with any knitting/crochet problem or road block? We are the phone-a-friend of the yarn world! Our Help Clinics run every Wednesday afternoon 12pm-2pm. Book here and one of our experienced staff will help you resolve your issue so you can carry on confidently with your project at home.
Your teacher: Tash Childers
Tash has been knitting ever since her grandmother taught her at 8 years of age. She was always a fearless knitter, tackling an all-over intarsia vest for her mum as her first garment when she was 12. While taking time off from Mathematics teaching to raise her children, she taught many of her friends to knit and co-ordinated a mothers’ group for knitters. She is passionate about sharing the joy of knitting with others and helping knitters to improve their skills, so they have the confidence to tackle any project.
Terms and conditions
- Full payment is required prior to the start of the class to confirm your spot.
- Minimum numbers - All classes require a minimum of three people in order to go ahead and, depending on the class, a maximum of up to 10. If your class or workshop does not have the minimum number of students, the class will be postponed and you will be notified within three days of the class date if it has been cancelled or changed. We cannot be held liable for travel or any other costs in the event of a cancellation.
- If your class is postponed or cancelled you can use the amount paid to transfer to another event/activity, use as a store credit, or be issued a full refund.
Cancelling a class
- Up to 7 days before the class - you are able to cancel, postpone or swap a class up to 7 days prior to the class date and can receive a full refund.
- 7 days-24 hours before the class - we are able to offer a credit but we cannot guarantee a full refund unless another booking fills your spot.
- Less than 24 hours before the class - no credit or refund available.
Please see our general Classes & Workshops page for our FAQ.
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