Friday 04/11/2014, 2:00 pm - 5:00 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 lifeline, you can rip back safely, but what if you don't have a lifeline, 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. These are skills you will find invaluable in your lace—and other—knitting.
Note: Students must be comfortable with basic lace knitting including yo's, decreases, and knitting from charts.
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.
Swatch 1: 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.
Swatch 2: Cast on 30 sts. Row 1 k6, k2tog, yo, k14, yo, ssk, k6.
Row 2 and all wrong side rows: purl across. Row 3 K5, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k10, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k5. Row 5 K4, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k8, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k4. Row 7 K3, k2tog, yo, k4, yo, ssk, k8, k2tog, yo, k4, yo, ssk, k3. Row 9 K2, k2tog, yo, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k6, k2tog yo, k1, yo, ssk, k3, yo, ssk, k2. Row 11 K2, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k4, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k2, yo ssk, k2. Row 13 repeat row 11. Row 15 K2, k2tog, yo, k4, yo, sk2p, yo, k8, yo, sk2p, yo, k4, yo, ssk, k2.