Patty Lyons: Knitting ER Tragedy & Treatments

It’s happened to everyone. The one thing that can stop our knitting, and cause us to put our projects into a time out – MISTAKES. Never fear simple mistakes again, as you learn how to take control of your knitting. We’ll learn how to read your knitting and master the basics that every knitter needs to know, how to unknit, how to pick up a dropped stitch in stockinette, how to fix garter, how to fix a mistake in a stitch pattern such as rib or seed, and how to fix your stitch mounts to avoid twisted stitches. We’ll also learn a few fancy
tricks like picking up a dropped stitch at the end of your row or using a small needle to safely rip down to. Everyone makes mistakes, now learn that it doesn’t have to ruin your knitting!

Join our Saturday Sit-and-Knit sessions and get help preparing your swatches for our classes with Patty Lyons!

Prerequisite Must know how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off. Recognize the knit and purl stitch and be able to work them in a pattern without supervision. NOTE: If you're not sure whether you have the appropriate skills for this class, please stop in and talk to us!

Yarn Worsted weight yarn or chunky yarn (14 – 16 stitches per 4”) NO NOVELTY YARN, NO TEXTURED YARN, LIGHT COLORED YARN ONLY

Needles Needles you used to make your swatch (see homework below) along with a straight or circular needle a few sizes smaller then the needle used for your swatch. A crochet hook H, I, J, or K or hook appropriate for your swatch.

Homework You will need to make the following 2 swatches. DO NOT BIND OFF SWATCHES. All swatches are to be put on a stitch holder or left on a needle. Leave plenty of yarn attached to these swatches, we will be working them.

Use a US 9 or 10 with worsted weight yarn, or US 10.5 or 11 with chunky yarn to make your swatches

Please bring in the following swatches for class (we will not have time to make the swatches in the class):

1. Garter stitch (knit stitch) swatch at least 18 stitches wide by 3” long. DO NOT BIND OFF.

2. Plain stockinette (alternating rows of knit and purl) & rib swatch:

          CO 18 stitches, work in rib

          Row 1:*K2, P2*, repeat from * to * to last two stitches end with K2

          Row 2: P2 *K2, P2* repeat from * to *

          Repeat row 1 & 2, 3 more times, then knit 3” of stockinette. DO NOT BIND OFF.

Patty Lyons is a nationally recognized knitting teacher and technique expert who is known for teaching the “why” not just the “how” in her pursuit of training the “mindful knitter”. She specializes in sweater design and sharing her love of the
much-maligned subjects of gauge and blocking.

Patty teaches nationally at guilds & knitting shows around the country such as Vogue Knitting LIVE, STITCHES, and the Knit and Crochet Show

Patty's designs and knitting skill articles have been published in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Knit Purl, Knitter’s Magazine, Cast On, Knit Style, and Creative Knitting magazines, where she also writes a knitter’s advice column called “Patty’s Purls of Wisdom”.

Instructor: Patty Lyons

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