The Fix is In/Knit Smart


One seat for The Fix is In (morning workshop) and Knit Smart (afternoon lecture) with Stephanie Pearl-McPhee on October 15, 2020. See details below for more info.

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The Fix is In (morning workshop) and Knit Smart (afternoon lecture) with Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

The Fix is In Workshop Description: This class explores options and solutions for when bad things happen to good knitters. We’ll explore dropped stitches, missed yarn overs, mis-crossed cables, selvedge stitches (and when not to have one) and how to fix (mostly) damage to knits like pulls, holes and runs.

Workshop skill level: This class is best for intermediate knitters – advanced beginners will do fine if they can read their knitting (identify knit and purl on the needle) execute a simple chart, and understand a simple cable.

Students to bring: You’ll need a small swatch of knitting, about 20 stitches, worked in Stockinette (knit right side rows, purl wrong side rows)  to a square. Please use smooth, light coloured worsted weight yarn, and needles you feel are appropriate. Do not cast off – bring the work still on the needles.  You’ll also need: A small quantity of smooth worsted weight yarn, similar to the one you worked the swatch with- but in a contrasting colour, a darning needle, a crochet hook appropriate for the yarn, two DPNs a size or two smaller than the ones you’re using for the swatch, and a pair of scissors or snips.

Knit Smart Lecture Description: This lecture style class (that means mostly talking, like at University) deals with best practices in knitting, and talks about how to (usually) prevent knitting mistakes (mostly) fix them. Out of the myriad techniques, ideas, yarns, patterns and tools available to knitters, how can you be sure that the ones you choose will give you the results you want? This class looks at how to predict how knitting is going to work, very clever ways to solve knitting problems, and how to streamline knitting so that you’re doing less work, and creating better stuff.

Lecture Skill Level: This lecture is good for knitters at all levels, and is my favourite to teach, and the most useful of all my classes.

Materials fee: None. Coffee, continental breakfast, and vegan-friendly buffet lunch are provided.

Date and Time: Thursday, October 15, 2020. 9am-4pm.

Location: Hudson Valley Workshops hosted by Clemes & Clemes at the Best Western Kingston Hotel and Conference Center, 503 Washington Ave, Kingston, NY 12401. Hotel rooms may be reserved via this link at the adjoining Best Western Plus for $129 per night for one or two beds for Monday, October 12th through Thursday, October 15th. Ask for the “Hudson Valley Workshops Rate” if placing your reservation over the phone at (845) 338-0400. Room reservations must be made by September 12, 2020.

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