Before you throw away your damaged or worn-out hand-knitted items and say "darn it!", come to this workshop to learn darning techniques that will save your precious hand-knits. In this class, students will learn how to darn holes both large and small (great for socks), cover holes with a patch (great for elbows), fix worn necks or cuffs, and replace necks and cuffs as needed. The first part of the class will be spent fixing holes and problems in our swatches, and the second part will focus on fixing your own well-loved projects. We can explore ways to give old or unusable projects a new life! Bring in your damaged project and your courage. No items with moth holes, please.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Annie Foley
Date: Sunday, 3/26/2017
- 2 skeins light-colored worsted-weight yarns (recommended: Valley Yarns Northampton in white and yellow)
- US size 5, 6, or 7 needles to achieve a gauge of 4.5-5 stitches to one inch
- Tapestry needle
- Bring in a damaged project if you have one, and any extra project yarn from that garment. If you don't have the yarn, bring in a different color that we will use to change the neck/cuff color
- Your Knitter's Tool Kit
- Using light-colored worsted weight yarn, cast on 60 stitches.
- Work in knit 2, purl 2 rib for 10 rows.
- Switch to stockinette stitch and work until piece measures 6.5 inches from cast-on row.
- Work 10 rows of knit 2, purl 2 rib.
- Cast off.
- Using the other colored yarn, cast on 15 stitches.
- Work in stockinette stitch for 2 inches.
- Cast off.
When possible, please buy your materials from WEBS.