KN19 OOOPS! Correcting Mistakes and Learning to “Read” Your Knitting with Harry Wells
Sunday, May 6, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Fair Office
Ever look at your knitting and say, “What happened THERE?”, or panicked as a dropped stitch ran down it, or picked up your knitting project and wondered “Where am I in the pattern?”—how many decreases/increases have I worked, what row was I on, etc.? Take this workshop! Divided into two sections, “Knowing Where You Are” and “Identifying and Correcting Mistakes”, this workshop teaches how to “read” your knitting–to recognize what you are looking at, where you are, and what to do next, whether that be correcting a problem or moving ahead! This workshop will make you a more competent, informed knitter. Proficiency Level: Beginner. Bring to Class: Worsted weight wool or wool blend yarn; Size 7 straight or 16” circular needles; stitch markers, locking stitch markers or knitter’s pins; Knitter’s Repair hook or a crochet hook (size F or G is best); ruler, tape measure, or Knit Chek (recommended); tapestry needle; scissors; and completed homework. Homework: Knit three swatches using yarn and needles above. One 5″ x 5″ swatch in stockinette st and one 5″ x 5″ swatch in garter st. Block these two swatches. 3rd swatch–CO 10 sts, work 6 rows of stockinette, leave sts on needle with working yarn attached.
Class Fee: $50. Materials Fee: None. The class fee includes admission to the Festival for the day.
Harry Wells is passionate about teaching and knitting. In 2010, he retired from being a university professor to pursue knitting full time. His extensive experience in classroom presentation and course preparation makes for an organized and engaging learning experience. He manages the Northcoast Knittery, a destination yarn shop in Eureka, California, and enjoys designing, including publishing patterns in magazines and on Ravelry. His design aesthetic emphasizes texture and linear flow. He designs mainly with men in mind, but his accessories almost always end up being unisex in appeal.