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August 18th - Fixing Mistakes Level 1 with Clare Devine

August 18th - Fixing Mistakes Level 1 with Clare Devine



Fix It | SOS for knitters (*save our stitches) – Level 1

Class Description 

Dropped stitch, decrease in the wrong place? About to rip the needles out and “frog” the lot … stop, your mistake might be easy to fix on the needles. This class aims to equip you with the skills you need to fix some of the most common mistakes we make as knitters. Not all errors need to prove fatal to your lovely knitting project, many mistakes are easy and simple to fix “on the needles”, meaning you can be back on track in no time. This practical class will leave you with a fresh perspective on your knitting and equip you with the skills and confidence to shimmy that decrease into the correct direction, catch that dropped stitch before it runs off or switch that miss-crossed cable before it drives you to “knitterly” despair.

Skills focus in class

“Read” your knitting. Learn to identify your knit from your purl, the k2tog from an ssk and quickly orientate yourself in a simple lace or cable pattern.

The magic of ‘tinking’

Learn how and why to use a lifeline. 

Easily fix that dropped stitch

How to add missed increases and decreases

Ripping back and picking up stitches

Approximate level

Beginner / advanced beginner

Skills needed

To get the most from this class you should have completed a few knitting projects – none of them needle to be overly complicated but it would be helpful if you have had experience of simple decreases and increases.


Make one swatch as follows:

Using DK weight yarn.

Cast on 30 sts.

Row 1: knit.

Row 2: knit.

Row 3: knit.

Row 4: k3, p24, k3.

Work rows 3&4 another 8 times.

Place all stitches on waste 
yarn or a stitch holder.  


Materials to Bring

Yarn: I would recommend selecting something that has high wool content, is light in colour, tightly spun and smooth. This makes it easiest to read your knitting and see what is happening when fixing mistakes.

DK / 8ply yarn in a smooth light colour

4mm / US 6 needles or size needed to get approx. gauge of 22sts per 10cm / 4in

4mm crochet hook

Darning needle

A few lockable stitch markers or ‘bulb safety pins”