Friday 02/24/2012, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Fixing Mistakes in Lace Knitting with Brooke Nico
Everyone who knits lace does it eventually. While working a lace shawl, you discover a mistake several rows back. If you've inserted a life line, you can rip back safely, but what if you don't have a life line, or what if you don't want to rip out all 100+ stitches simply to repair some of them? In this class, we discuss how to fix mistakes big and small in your lace knitting. We'll practice laddering up stitches in pattern using a crochet hook. We'll also learn how to rip out a repeat of 10+ stitches, leaving the rest intact and re-knitting only those stitches.
Note: Students must be comfortable with lace knitting.
Crochet hook, 3.5 or 3.75mm/US 4 or 5 dpns, and stitch markers.
Sharp scissors, notebook, pen or pencil with an eraser, stitch markers, blunt tapestry needles (large and small), flexible tape measure, small calculator, and needles & crochet hooks of various sizes.
With smooth, light-colored, #1 or #2 (fingering or sport weight), wool yarn and 3.75, 4 or 4.5mm/US 5, 6, or 7 needles, cast on 35 stitches. Row 1 Purl across (WS). Row 2 K4, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, SSK, k6 repeat from * across, end last repeat k4. Row 3 and all WS rows Purl. Row 4 K3, *k2tog, yo, k3, yo, SSK, k4 repeat from * across, end last repeat k3. Row 6 K2, *(k2tog, yo) twice, k1, (yo, SSK) twice, k2 repeat from * across. Row 8 K1, *(k2tog, yo) twice, k3, (yo, SSK) twice, repeat from * across, k1. Repeat rows 1-8 twice. Do not bind off.